The non-governmental organization World Vision warned this Thursday that more than 1.5 million people could die as a result of a second wave of the new coronavirus pandemic if governments don’t do everything possible.
In a report released this Thursday entitled “Aftershocks: Deadly Waves,” the NGO stated that more than 1.56 million people worldwide could die from a second wave of the pandemic, and indicated that several million more You could die from secondary health effects.
“Girls and boys can’t wait long. We need to respond where children and families are most vulnerable to the aftershocks of COVID-19, and it is clear that we need to step up support in countries with weaker health systems. This is crucial. if we want to protect everyone in all places. Borders cannot be closed indefinitely and the virus does not differentiate between nationality and wealth level, “said World Vision President and CEO Andrew Morley.
The report makes it clear that if the virus continues to spread in fragile countries, it will “pose an ongoing threat to the health and economy of both the poorest and the richest people in the world”.