The WHO stated that the Covid-19 pandemic has not stopped but instead, it has accelerated the tempo of its spread as Reuters reported citing Head of the Pan American Health Organization Carissa Etienne.
“Our region is still under the grip of this pandemic ... in several countries of South America the pandemic in the first four months of this year was worse than what we faced in 2020,” she said.
According to her, the pandemic can be overcome only with a combination of rapid and fair access to vaccines and effective preventive measures.
“This pandemic is not only not over, it is accelerating,” Etienne added.
Earlier, Head of the World Health Organization (WHO) told that the world can bring the global COVID-19 pandemic under control in the coming months provided it distributes the necessary resources fairly.
Besides, due to the increase in morbidity and mortality from the coronavirus, WHO assesses the situation with the pandemic as alarming.