GENEVA. WHO denied that the masks are “solution miracle” to stop the pandemic of COVID-19 and its widespread use among the population is only justified when the access to water for washing hands is limited or it is difficult to maintain the physical distance.
“There is No binary response, or solution miracle. The masks alone can not curb the pandemic of COVID-19”, stressed the director of the World Health Organization, 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 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.
Since its appearance in December in China, the pandemic of COVID-19 has caused more than 70,000 deaths in all over the world, 50,000 of which are in Europe, and pegged officially to 1.25 million people.
To date, the who has pointed out that it is not necessary that healthy people wear a mask, 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 air between 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 cautious about it.
On the other hand, the american artist, Lady Gaga stepped in to direct during the press conference to announce a concert that will be broadcast on television and online on the 18 April “in support of the health professionals on the front line” against the pandemic.
In the show will participate in Andrea Bocelli, Chris Martin, David Beckham, Elton John, John Legend, Keith Urban, Lang Lang, Paul McCartney, Priyanka Chopra, Jonas, Shah Rukh Khan and Stevie Wonder.