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WHO official: Global COVID-19 death toll could reach 2 million before vaccine is available

WHO official: Global COVID-19 death toll could reach 2 million before vaccine is available Photo: MGN.

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Created: September 25, 2020 09:52 PM

(NBCNC) — The global death toll from COVID-19 could double to 2 million before a successful vaccine is widely available without concerted action to curb the pandemic, an official at the World Health Organization said Friday.

"If we look at losing a million people in nine months and then we just look at the realities of getting a vaccine out there in the next nine months, it's a big task for everyone involved," Emergencies Program Director Mike Ryan said.

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He said beyond distributing the vaccine, there will likely be issues of acceptance of the vaccine.


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