Earlier this week, the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed that the world is at a critical point in the Covid-19 pandemic. The agency called the corona virus pandemic (Covid-19) growing exponentially.
Exponential growth refers to an increase in the number of cases per day which is a factor of constant or approaching. This indicates that the number of cases has exploded beyond expectations.
“We are at a critical point in the pandemic,” said WHO Technical Chief Maria Van Kerkhove, quoted from CNBC International, speaking Monday (12/4/2021).
“This is not a situation that we want to happen in 16 months, during which we have proven a number of control measures.”
Worldwide Corona Cases Raised 9%
The statement is not without basis. The WHO noted that worldwide coronavirus cases rose 9%, a weekly increase. seventh consecutive. The mortality rate also jumped 5%.
“We need to check the reality about what we need to do … Vaccines and vaccinations are being done but not yet comprehensive in all parts of the world.”
He also asked governments around the world to implement safety measures, according to health protocols. Moreover, a number of countries apparently are still loosening restrictions even though new cases are every week, eight times higher, than the figure in 2020.
Previously, another WHO expert, Head of the Health Emergency Program Dr. Mike Ryan He urged residents to keep wearing masks and apply social distancing rules while vaccinations are running.
“This virus is stronger, more “It is fast with the emergence of a new variant that spreads easier and is more deadly than the original virus strain,” he said.
“We’re still struggling even though we know we’re sick of the tight lockdown.”