WHERE: Up to 180,000 health workers died from the coronavirus

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Between 80.000 and 180.000 health professionals have died from complications of the disease caused by coronavirus between January 2020 and May 2021, according to his estimate World Health Organization (WHO).

Of the 135 million health professionals worldwide, “between 80,000 and 180,000” died during the period between start of the pandemic and of May 2021, specifically mentions the report given today by the WHO to the public.

The same report notes that “these estimates stem from the 3.45 million Covid-19-related deaths reported to the WHO by May 2021 – a number which, in itself, proves much lower from the actual number of deaths “.

“It simply came to our notice then are vaccinated preferably health professionals. “Data from 119 countries show that on average two out of five health professionals worldwide are fully immunized,” said WHO Director-General Dr. Tentros Antanom Gebregesus, presenting the data to the media.

“But, of course, this average hides huge differences between regions and economic groups. In Africa, less than one in 10 health professionals have been fully immunized. “At the same time, in most high-income countries, more than 80% of health workers are fully immunized.”

In the face of this situation, the WHO calls on all countries to ensure that all health professionals vaccinated as a matter of priority against Covid-19, along with other high-risk groups, broadcasts the RES EIA.

“More than 10 months after the approval of the first vaccines, the fact that millions of health professionals not “Vaccination is in itself a condemnation of the countries and companies that control the global supply of vaccines,” he said.

Covax is facing vaccine shortages

Moreover, the international organization continues to condemn inequality calls on countries with a sufficient number of vaccine doses to share them, at a time when the international Covax treats vaccine shortages.

“The G20 countries have pledged to donate more than 1.2 billion doses of vaccine in Covax. So far, only 150 million have been delivered.

For most donations, we do not have a schedule. “We do not know how many doses Covax will receive or when,” he condemned.

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