WHO urged Europeans to observe mask regime to save lives

WHO: if 95 percent of Europeans wore masks, they could save 160 thousand lives

The World Health Organization (WHO) called Europeans observe the mask regime in order to save lives and reduce cases of coronavirus. This was stated by the executive director of the WHO European office Robb Butler, RIA Novosti reports.

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According to a WHO representative, if 95 percent of Europeans wore masks, then 160 thousand lives would be saved. “Only 48 percent of the population of the European region wears masks. At the moment when this indicator grows – if it grows – there will be a decrease in cases of disease and a decrease in mortality, “he said.

Butler also drew attention to the fact that 45-47 percent of the total population of European countries in currently not vaccinated against coronavirus. “Let me be absolutely clear: most of the people in intensive care units today are not vaccinated,” he stressed.

Earlier, the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adan Ghebreyesus called the situation a “shocking imbalance” with the global distribution of coronavirus vaccines. He said that 70 percent of the 7.3 billion doses of the vaccine went to just 10 countries.



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