The World Health Organization (WHO) said that the deaths of one million people from coronovirus were very tragic milestone. “
“So many people have lost so many people and they have not had a chance to say goodbye. Many who died died alone … This is a very difficult and lonely death, “WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris told Geneva on Tuesday.
Dr. “It’s not just a number,” Howard Mark told the Associated Press. “This is our brother, our sisters. This is the people we know. “He is a professor of medical history at the University of Michigan. They have assistance to control government officials Epidemics. His 84-year-old mother died of COVID-19 in February.
The number one million was recorded late Monday night by the Coronavirus Resource Center at Johns Hopkins University. But this is almost certainly a large undercount due to reporting by some countries as well as problems with testing.
It has been nine months since the virus and much of the international economy has been destroyed. The virus has tested the ability of world leaders to fight health crises. And it has found science and politics working against each other.
This number continues to grow as an average of about 5,000 deaths occur every day. Parts of Europe are in the grip of new the outbreak. Experts fear that the second wave in the United States where COVID-19 has killed more than 205,000 people is higher than in any other country.
Those who died include people like Joginder Chaudhary. The son of farmers, he became the first doctor from his village in central India. The virus killed Chaudhary, 27, and his mother a few weeks later in late July.
Rajendra Chaudhary, father of the young doctor said, “This epidemic has ruined my family.” “Our dreams, everything is finished.”
When the virus was completely filled Cemetery Pastor Mario Carminati laid the dead in his church in the northern Italy town of Bergamo last spring. The army pulled out the bodies, then another 80 arrived. Then 80 more. In August, Carminati buried her 34-year-old. nephew.
The virus first appeared in late 2019 from the Chinese city of Wuhan. The first death occurred on 11 January.
By the time Chinese authorities closed the city after nearly two weeks, millions of passengers had arrived and left. China has been criticized for not doing enough to warn other countries about the threat.
Government leaders in countries such as Germany, South Korea and New Zealand worked the virus effectively. But leaders in the US and Brazil rejected the scientists’ threats and advice.
Brazil has recorded the second highest number of deaths after the US, with around 142,000. India ranks third and Mexico fourth with over 76,000.
The virus has forced people and governments to choose between security and economy. The choices made have left millions of people out of work, especially the poor, minorities and the elderly.
More than 1 million dead coronoviruses are one of the biggest threats to public health in just nine months.
This is more than the annual number of deaths from AIDS, which killed nearly 690,000 people worldwide last year. It can be up to about 1.5 million larger than the number of annual deaths from tuberculosis.
However, COVID-19 has taken a much shorter life than the so-called Spanish flu. It killed an estimated 40 million to 50 million worldwide in two years, just over 100 years ago. Before the arrival of the Spanish flu medicine was Antibiotic medicines That can be used to treat bacterial infections.
An effective vaccine for COVID-19 is still months, if not years away. As the students returned to schools and people returned to work, Laurence Gostin of Georgetown University warned, “We are just at the beginning of this. We can see many weeks ahead of this epidemic, as it was behind us. ”
I am Susan Shand.
The Associated Press reported this story. Susan Shand adapted it to learn English. Was a High Do Editor.
Words in this story
milestone – N. An event that reaches levels never before seen
Universal epidemic – N. Contagious disease worldwide
the outbreak – N. Unexpected arrival of a disease
Cemetery – N. The place where people are buried
nephew – N. The son of one’s brother or sister
Antibiotic medicines – N. Drug of killing an infection