“The mask should be reserved for those most in need”, asks the WHO


“There is No binary response or solution miracle. The mask alone cannot stop the coronavirus, stressed the director of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesusduring a press conference on telematics from Geneva this Monday.

In addition, their use should be reserved for the health professionals due to shortages, and you can be “justified” among the population if other measures, such as the washing of hands and the physical distance, they are not easy to put into practice due to lack of water or because the population density is high, he added.

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Since its appearance in December in China, the pandemic of COVID-19 has caused over 70 thousand dead in the world, 50 thousand in Europe, and pegged officially to 1.25 million people.

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To date, the WHO has pointed out that it is not necessary for healthy people to wear face cloths, except if they are in contact with sick people.

However, studies cited by the academies american science seem to agree on the hypothesis that the virus could be transmitted by airamong people who speak or breathe, and not only by the droplets projected by sneezing or by contact with contaminated surfaces.

Even so, the WHO remains prudent about it.

On the other hand, the singer Lady Gaga speaking on live during the press conference to announce a concert that will be broadcast by television and the internet on the 18th of April “in support of the health professionals on the front line” against the pandemic.

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In the show will participate artists of the stature of Andrea Bocelli, Chris Martin, David Beckham, Elton John, John Legend, Keith Urban, Lang Lang, Paul McCartneyPriyanka Chopra Jonas, Shah Rukh Khan and Stevie Wonder.