World Health Organization reports record one-day rise in global cases of Covid-19

Elias Hubbard
September 15, 2020

"Ever since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic six months ago, Canada has not performed well enough to justify much satisfaction at all with our performance, let alone rewarding our political leaders with applause", columnist Chris Selley writes.

So far, 92 lower-income nations are seeking assistance via the COVAX facility, part of the WHO's ACT Accelerator to boost development of vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics to combat the pandemic.

The Americas (14,699,174) account for more than half the number of confirmed cases, followed by South East Asia (5,377,062) and Europe (4,796,426).

"We don't even know if the vaccine is going to help all population groups".

"The end of the pandemic is the moment that we as a community are going to learn how to live with this pandemic".

"Let me say it as clearly as I can: we have to work together, plan for the long term, and realize that spending on health and preparedness is not charity, it's an investment in our future", said Tedros.

Cases in Brazil are also trending downwards. "The world throws money at an outbreak, then does little to prevent the next one", he said.

"In a number of countries we see that the politics overwrite the scientists and also in a number of other countries we see that people are doubting the science, that's very risky", Kluge said.

Countries across Europe are recording a rising number of daily cases amid fears of a resurgence of the virus.

The US accounted for the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 6,519,121 and 194,041 respectively.

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