- Germany’s health minister said that coronavirus had become a “worldwide pandemic.”
- The World Health Organization is still refusing to refer to the virus using that term.
- But the WHO’s admission that the death rate is higher than first believed shows the urgency of taking things more seriously.
The coronavirus outbreak has become a “worldwide pandemic.” So says Germany’s health minister, Jens Spahn.
Spahn broke ranks with the World Health Organization and officially used the dreaded word “pandemic.” He warned that the coronavirus had “not yet reached its peak in Germany,” or the rest of the world.
Spahn’s warnings come just a day after an eye-opening WHO press conference. The WHO admitted that the COVID-19 death rate is 3.4% – that’s significantly higher than the 2% mortality rate it previously claimed.
So while the WHO remains reluctant to acknowledge the full severity of the situation, it’s clear that situation is getting worse rather than better.