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The mortality rate of novel coronavirus pneumonia is 10 times higher than that of influenza.

Original title: who novel coronavirus pneumonia mortality rate is estimated to be 10 times higher than influenza.

Novel coronavirus pneumonia, Geneva, April 9 (reporter Liu Qu) 9 WHO said the death rate of new crown pneumonia is estimated to be 10 times higher than that of influenza.

In novel coronavirus pneumonia, director general Tan Tak said at the briefing that the situation has changed since the first two months of the new crown pneumonia strategic preparation and response plan were launched. The global spread of COVID-19 has overwhelmed the multinational health system and disrupted the global economy.

He pointed out that novel coronavirus pneumonia is estimated to be 10 times higher than the flu. Although we have witnessed the damage done by COVID-19 to the developed countries, the damage it may cause in poorer and more vulnerable countries has not yet fully manifested. We promise to do our best to prevent this from happening. "

Tan Desai said that at present, the number of infections in Africa is relatively small, but it is growing rapidly. The novel coronavirus pneumonia outbreak as early as January has been a public health emergencies of international concern, with the aim of making preparations for countries and regions, especially those with weak health systems and regions. But now it seems that the 'window of opportunity' at this time is closing in many countries.

The same day announced novel coronavirus pneumonia strategy preparations and response plans will be released in the next few days. The new plan will include the latest knowledge of COVID-19, lessons learned in the process of prevention and control, reduction of mortality through appropriate care, and development of safe and effective vaccines and therapies.

"On this road, we still have a long way to go," tandesse said. "We must put & lsquo; on the national and global levels; Politicization of epidemic situation & rsquo; This practice & lsquo; Isolation & rsquo; Get up. We must work together. We have no time to waste. "