The World Health Organization indicated that SARS-CoV-2 is likely to infect twenty times more people than the 35 million infected reported around the world since January.
The estimate shared this Monday by the WHO director of health emergencies, Mike Ryan, implies that about 10 percent of the world’s population, that is, more than 700 million people, could be infected of Covid-19 this 2020, as published The Mercury.
The expert added that the spread of the virus varies greatly between regions and population groups, but that the entity’s figures indicate that “the vast majority of people are still under threat” of becoming infected.
This new data from the WHO arises when countries like Spain, Italy and Russia implement new restrictions to contain the spread of the coronavirus across Europe, a continent that has already had more than 235 thousand human losses and almost 5.8 million registered infections.
Paris is the city that will take effect from this Tuesday some of the toughest measuresAfter a brief reopening, its cafes, bars and gyms will close again, in parallel with the prohibition of meetings of more than 10 people in public spaces.
Despite the fact that this closure strategy continues to be applied in many countries of the world, questions remain regarding its eventual unpopularity and its economic consequences.
Along these lines, the Boston University public health specialist Gerald Keush pointed out to the morning that “no measure will work if the population does not act more responsibly and political leaders send a coordinated message on what to do in the face of the pandemic. “