Claiming 1.9m more lives
International Desk: Despite the declined daily infection rate in some parts of the world, the pandemic’s outbreak and casualties may further have surged from the beginning of winter i.e. early December killing 1.9 million more people within this year; predicts the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), a US-based global health survey organization.
IHME model predicts global deaths will peak in December, with fatalities expected to reach as high as 30,000 a day.
India’s caseload topped four million, while South Korea posted its lowest daily tally in three weeks. Police in Australia’s Victoria state meanwhile braced for anti-lockdown protests, arresting at least four people for incitement.
Iraq’s health ministry warned hospitals may “lose control” in the coming days after the country recorded its highest single-day rise in coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic.
People around the globe have become too bored with coronavirus panic that many have busted out in protest against the lockdown to contain virus spread.
Besides, breaching health regulation due to financial needs, lack of social awareness and communal prejudices may play an important role in reflating corona-crisis.
The World Health Organization (WHO) does not expect widespread vaccinations against COVID-19 until the middle of next year, a spokeswoman said, stressing the importance of rigorous checks on their effectiveness and safety.
More than 26.5 million people around the world have been diagnosed with the coronavirus, and more than 872,000 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University. More than 17.6 million people have recovered so far.