World Health Organization highlights increase in cases, but lower mortality

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION HIGHLIGHTS INCREASE IN CASES, BUT LOWER MORTALITYHans Kluge, WHO regional director, says that the number of new daily cases today is "two to three times" higher than what happened in the first months of the pandemic, but the number of deaths is "five times lower."

The World Health Organization (WHO) said today that the number of new daily cases of infection with the new coronavirus in Europe is higher than the first months of the pandemic, but the number of deaths from Covid-19 is lower.

In a press conference from the WHO Europe regional headquarters, the regional director, Hans Kluge, pointed out that the number of new daily cases is currently "two to three times" higher than what happened in the first months of the pandemic, but the number of deaths is “five times lower”.

The explanation, he said, will be the fact that "the transmission is taking place in younger and less vulnerable people", but he warned that the situation "has the potential to drastically worsen with social contact between generations indoors".

In ten days, the number of confirmed cases of infection in the region "went from six million to seven million" and that covid-19 is currently the "fifth leading cause of death".

Hans Kluge defended that "it is time to increase restrictive measures" in the contact between lighter people, stressing that "the pandemic will not reverse the course by itself".

Original article available in Portuguese at http://postal.pt/

 

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-2 #13 Chip 2020-10-18 11:49
Quoting Norman L:
'...defending the fraudulent, treasonous and genocidal government and mainstream media?'

Your use in this and previous threads of the word 'genocide' is (I'm repeating myself) simply spitting in the face and on the memory of those who suffered real genocide at the hand of regimes that sought to exterminate them. It's indecent and disgusting on your part - and it hardly helps convince anyone that you have anything serious to say.

I'm afraid some on here have a different moral compass to the rest of us.
0 #12 Norman L 2020-10-17 12:10
'...defending the fraudulent, treasonous and genocidal government and mainstream media?'

Your use in this and previous threads of the word 'genocide' is (I'm repeating myself) simply spitting in the face and on the memory of those who suffered real genocide at the hand of regimes that sought to exterminate them. It's indecent and disgusting on your part - and it hardly helps convince anyone that you have anything serious to say.
0 #11 Reg 2020-10-17 11:21
[quote name="David"]

So why have masks never been worn before to combat more dangerous diseases like the flu?
Incubation time avg. 2 days Covid 5 days.

And why are 'cases' rising despite mask mandates?
Because of the "I DON'T CARE" attitude https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-54535481

Why is a totalitarian regime being built around an epidemiological non-event?
If you don't like the government you can vote them out next time. This "non-event" is filling up the hospitals in Liverpool but I guess in your mind they are false positives.

And why are some so assiduous on here defending the fraudulent, treasonous and genocidal government and mainstream media?
Because people have more sense and don't believe your conspiracy theories.
+5 #10 Steve 2020-10-17 10:25
Quoting Chip:
It is absolute basic common sense that wearing a mask will reduce the spread of droplets in your breath.
Sadly some people deny it, believing that it infringes their liberties so are prepared to infect others.

Face masks cannot protect you from AIRBORNE transmission, not the same as droplets. If you want protection from airborne transmission you must wear something like this
https://www.rki.de/SharedDocs/Bilder/EN/Infekt/BSL4/Hochsicherheitslabor_Brutschrank2018_en.jpg;jsessionid=F6567FC88674FBA9D1A97FBD16AE9DB0.internet122?__blob=normal&v=2

Between 2004 and 2016 at least a dozen research or review articles have been published on the inadequacies of face masks. All agree that the poor facial fit and limited filtration characteristics of face masks make them unable to prevent the wearer inhaling airborne particles.
-3 #9 Chip 2020-10-17 10:12
Quoting David:
Quoting Chip:
It is absolute basic common sense that wearing a mask will reduce the spread of droplets in your breath.
Sadly some people deny it, believing that it infringes their liberties so are prepared to infect others.


So why have masks never been worn before to combat more dangerous diseases like the flu? And why are 'cases' rising despite mask mandates? Why is a totalitarian regime being built around an epidemiological non-event? And why are some so assiduous on here defending the fraudulent, treasonous and genocidal government and mainstream media?

Quoting David:
Quoting Chip:
It is absolute basic common sense that wearing a mask will reduce the spread of droplets in your breath.
Sadly some people deny it, believing that it infringes their liberties so are prepared to infect others.


So why have masks never been worn before to combat more dangerous diseases like the flu? And why are 'cases' rising despite mask mandates? Why is a totalitarian regime being built around an epidemiological non-event? And why are some so assiduous on here defending the fraudulent, treasonous and genocidal government and mainstream media?


And why, from the age of three, are educated people told to put a handkerchief in front of their mouths when they cough or sneeze?
0 #8 David 2020-10-16 23:12
Quoting Chip:
It is absolute basic common sense that wearing a mask will reduce the spread of droplets in your breath.
Sadly some people deny it, believing that it infringes their liberties so are prepared to infect others.


So why have masks never been worn before to combat more dangerous diseases like the flu? And why are 'cases' rising despite mask mandates? Why is a totalitarian regime being built around an epidemiological non-event? And why are some so assiduous on here defending the fraudulent, treasonous and genocidal government and mainstream media?
-3 #7 Chip 2020-10-16 16:02
2,608 new cases and 21 deaths reported today for Portugal. New record numbers.

Almost 3 times the figure 10 days ago and steadily rising.
-3 #6 Chip 2020-10-16 15:54
It is absolute basic common sense that wearing a mask will reduce the spread of droplets in your breath.
Sadly some people deny it, believing that it infringes their liberties so are prepared to infect others.
+4 #5 Steve 2020-10-16 14:44
Quoting Brook:

So, one would take from this, is that, the mask wearing public where correct after all.

Only in the insane year of 2020.

Macintyre et al, 2015.
Conclusions
This study is the first RCT of cloth masks, and the results caution against the use of cloth masks. This is an important finding to inform occupational health and safety. Moisture retention, reuse of cloth masks and poor filtration may result in increased risk of infection. Further research is needed to inform the widespread use of cloth masks globally. However, as a precautionary measure, cloth masks should not be recommended for HCWs, particularly in high-risk situations, and guidelines need to be updated.
+2 #4 Trevor Morgan 2020-10-16 08:34
Quoting Brook:
Messr's Johnson and Trump have already had covid19, in Mr Trump's case (allegedly) and they have learned their lesson, as you never see them in public now, without a mask.
So, one would take from this, is that, the mask wearing public where correct after all.

But we've all been told that mask-wearing is to protect others, not the wearer, so where is the logic here?
They've had it (allegedly), come through the other side so should no longer pose a threat to others.
It's all part of the act.

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