As special envoys on Covid-19 for the director-general of the World Health Organisation, we have witnessed firsthand the intensity of the suffering caused by the pandemic, especially in poorer communities. This profound tragedy has been evolving before our eyes and still is nowhere near its end.
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The insidious virus is still raging across the world with all its ferocity. For a perspective, global cases are nearing 160mn with deaths exceeding 3.3mn. More than 1.31bn doses of vaccines have been given so far.
Postponed last year because of the pandemic, Euro 2020 finally kicks off in a month’s time when Italy face Turkey in Rome but the health crisis continues to cast a shadow over a tournament being held for the first time at venues all across the continent.
If the officially reported global Covid-19 death number is 3.24mn, a new study which claims that the actual figure is more than double, nearing 7mn, has come as a rude jolt.
The Covid-19 shutdowns have completely reshaped how we live and how and what we are buying.