These drugs were selected by a panel of independent experts, the UN. According to the agency, the tests will be conducted in more than 600 hospitals in 52 countries. “Last week, 200 million cases of Covid-19 were reported to the WHO, six months after the world exceeded 100 million cases. We know that the actual number of cases is very high,” Dr. Tetros underlined.
“Even if we reach 300 million, it is the responsibility of all of us to get there as soon as possible. If the current path continues, we will be able to crack 300 million cases early next year,” he said. Change it ”if the world works in unity.
New ways to reduce mortality
While developing countries are struggling to vaccinate their most vulnerable people, the WHO is increasingly outraged that rich countries are corrupting vaccine stocks as a moral corruption. By launching new clinical trials to test treatment, the UN hopes to find additional ways to reduce the death associated with covit and hospital length.
“We already have a number of tools to prevent, test and treat Covid-19, including oxygen, dexamethasone and interleukin 6 antagonists. But not all patients still need to have an acute or mild form of the disease,” Dr. Tetros said.
The WHO launched a solidarity inquiry last year. The provisional results, published in October 2020, show that the four treatments evaluated for approximately 13,000 patients (remdecivir, hydroxy chloroquine, lobinavir, and interferon) “had little or no effect on overall mortality, onset of ventilation, and hospital stay in hospitalized patients.”
Note that the final results should be released in September, Dr. Tetros said.