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Wed Jul 21, 2021, 09:18 AM

Covid will kill 100,000 more worldwide by end of Olympics -but games should go ahead, says WHO chief [View all]

( Yea, that makes sense. )

The World Health Organisation’s chief has warned the “world is failing” to handle the pandemic and that anyone who thinks it is over is living in a “fool’s paradise”

At least 100,000 more people will die from coronavirus globally before the end of the Olympic Games, the head of the World Health Organisation has warned.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a meeting of the International Olympic Committee that the “world is failing” to handle the pandemic, and that anyone who thinks it is over is living in a “fool’s paradise”.

“More than four million people have died and more continue to die. Already this year, the number of deaths is more than double last year’s total,” he said. “In the time it takes me to make these remarks, more than 100 people will lose their lives to Covid-19.”

“And by the time the Olympic flame is extinguished on 8 August, more than 100,000 more people will perish,” he said.

Despite this, Dr Tedros expressed his support for the Olympic Games to go ahead in Tokyo as “a celebration of hope”.

“The Olympics have the power to bring the world together, to inspire, to show what’s possible,” he said. “May the rays of hope from this land illuminate a new dawn for a healthy, safer and fairer world.”

https://inews.co.uk/news/covid-deaths-olympic-games-tokyo-world-health-organisation-1113571

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