Europe COVID-19 Death Rates Will Increase In Fall, Says WHO Europe

Will we ever have a day go by with some good news this year?
Deniz Yildiran

In times like these where everyone needs to hear good news, more saddening news is revealed each day. The dark expectation has just been unveiled by WHO this time, that the upcoming two months would have higher death rates related to COVID-19. 

It seems like a nightmare that'll never end, right? It has been almost a year since the WHO declared the coronavirus as an official pandemic. 

"It's going to get tougher. In October, November, we are going to see more mortality," as Europe director of WHO, Hans Kluge has explained, according to AFP.


Vaccine might not be the exact solution

Not to sound contradictory but Kluge also implied that the pandemic would eventually end one day or another. Still, the vaccine wouldn't be the one who tolls the death knell.

"We don't even know if the vaccine is going to help all population groups. We are getting some signs now that it will help for one group and not for another," he added.

For a moment there, we thought the numbers were going down and lockdowns were loosening, it all started to increase globally and especially in Europe. The European countries have started to report their highest daily numbers. 

As of September 14, 2020, 4,796,426 cases were confirmed by WHO. In the global term, 921,801 deaths took place. It seems that the numbers unveiled every day are just matching what the organization has to say. 

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"The end of the pandemic is the moment that we as a community are going to learn how to live with this pandemic," also said Kluge.

Currently, WHO's 70th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe (RC70) is being held online which will last for two days, September 14 and 15. 55 members of the organization are discussing the do's and don't's in fighting against COVID-10 for the next five years.

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