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Australia Coronavirus pandemic: "The effects will be felt for decades to come," predicts WHO

19:05  01 august  2020
19:05  01 august  2020 Source:   ouest-france.fr

Impact of coronavirus will be felt for decades to come, WHO says

  Impact of coronavirus will be felt for decades to come, WHO says Impact of coronavirus will be felt for decades to come, WHO says"The pandemic is a once-in-a-century health crisis, the effects of which will be felt for decades to come," Tedros told a meeting of the WHO's emergency committee, according to remarks released by the agency.

Un enfant se fait tester au coronavirus dans un centre spécialisé à Hanoï, au Vietnam, le 1er août. © MANAN VATSYAYANA / AFP A child is tested for coronavirus at a specialized center in Hanoi, Vietnam, on August 1.

The effects of the coronavirus epidemic will be felt for "decades," the WHO said, as a vaccine battle already rises.

Six months after declaring the global emergency, the World Health Organization (WHO) Emergency Committee met on Friday, July 31 to assess the coronavirus pandemic. "This pandemic is a health crisis of only one per century, and its effects will be felt for decades to come" , said WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

To date, more than 17.6 million people have been infected in the world and more than 680,000 have died , according to a report established on Saturday August 1.

WHO: Coronavirus pandemic is a 'once-in-a-century' health crisis

  WHO: Coronavirus pandemic is a 'once-in-a-century' health crisis WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says effect of coronavirus will be felt for decades to come."The pandemic is a once-in-a-century health crisis, the effects of which will be felt for decades to come," Tedros told a meeting of the WHO's emergency committee, according to remarks released by the agency.

In a grim leading position, the United States has 153,314 dead, including 1,442 on Friday (one death every minute), followed by Brazil (92,475 dead), Mexico (46,688 deaths) and the United Kingdom (46 119 dead).

>>> Follow our live on the coronavirus pandemic this Saturday, August 1

Alliances multiply on a vaccine

On the medical front, a sign of intense competition between states, alliances are multiplying to ensure access to a future anti-Covid-19 vaccine and rivalries arise.

US immunologist Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, threw a stone in the water on Friday before the US Congress, casting doubts on the safety of vaccines currently being developed by Russia and China.

Moscow announced this week that it hopes to begin industrial production in the fall of two vaccines designed by researchers at state centers.

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In China, a vaccine project from a military research institute was authorized at the end of June in the ranks of the Chinese army , even though the final stages of testing had not started.

"Claiming to have a vaccine even before testing it is problematic"

"Claiming to have a vaccine ready to be distributed before even testing it is, in my opinion, problematic, if not more" , launched Anthony Fauci.

On the European side, the French Sanofi and the British GSK announced on Friday an agreement with the United States for funding of more than 2 billion dollars against the initial supply of 100 million doses to the Americans.

The European Union has joined the ranks by reserving 300 million doses for an undetermined amount, for next year.

Japan has signed with the German-American alliance Biontech / Pfizer to secure 120 million doses of a potential vaccine.

This fierce competition is controversial because it raises the question of access to immunization in low-income countries.

Federal Government asks childcare centres to protect places in Victoria as stage 4 coronavirus lockdown takes force .
The Federal Government will give money to Victorian childcare centres so parents can keep their children at home without losing their places or being stung by fees, Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan says. Additional funding will be provided to centres in the state, to encourage them not to charge fees for absent children for an additional 30 days.It will effectively allow parents to keep their children out of care for six extra working weeks without being stung by additional costs, if their centre agrees to waive the fee.

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