The World Health Organization (WHO) does not rule out an increase in deaths due to Covid-19 and other factors by the end of October-beginning of November. This was stated by the Director of the European Regional Office Hans Kluge in an interview with TASS.
According to him, today the number of cases of coronavirus is growing, but the number of deaths has decreased, fewer people get hospitalized and put under intensive care. However, given the opening of schools, high mortality of the elderly, and the infection itself, the increase in the number of deaths is expected in October-November.
"Given three factors - school opening, flu season, high winter mortality in the winter - combined with Covid-19, I am afraid we will see an increase in mortality in late October-November. However, the good news is that we know what to do," Kluge said.
As we reported earlier, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres believes that a Covid-19 vaccine is "no panacea in a pandemic."
“A vaccine alone cannot solve this crisis, certainly not in the near term. We need to massively expand new and existing tools that can respond to new cases and provide vital treatment to suppress transmission and save lives, especially over the next 12 months," Guterres stated.