Coronavirus Pandemic Caused More Mass Trauma Than WW2, Says WHO

by Dikhyaa Mohanty

World Health Organization (WHO) officials gave an official statement that the Covid-19 pandemic has caused more mass trauma than World War II and warned of its lasting consequences.

As per the CNN report, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in a press conference said- “The world has experienced mass trauma because World War Two affected many, many lives. And now, even with this Covid pandemic, with bigger magnitude, more lives have been affected, almost the whole world is affected. Countries have to see it as such, and prepare for that.”

Ghebreyesus further added that the Coronavirus pandemic induced mass trauma beyond proportion and even bigger than what the world experienced after the Second World War.

Michael Ryan, Executive Director of the WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme said “Mass trauma could even affect transmissibility, as it would be “very difficult to sustain behaviors that stop the epidemic” for affected communities. The mental health and psychosocial support to individuals and communities must be central to all recovery plans and must be costed into those plans. There needs to be a lot more emphasis by governments, by communities, by families, by individuals to look after our well-being”.

According to the Johns Hopkins University, the total number of global Covid-19 cases has reached 116 million and the deaths have risen to more than 2.57 million. The current global caseload is at 116,030,165 and the total death case is 2,578,988

News Source – CNN

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