Global Fund COVID-19 Situation Report – 14 July 2020

Global cases: : 12,929,306 confirmed. Global deaths: 569,738 confirmed. Countries, areas or territories with cases: 216 (as of 14 July, WHO).

As COVID-19 infections and deaths toll continues to rise globally, WHO Director-General called to reinforce leadership and unity, and launched the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response (IPPR) to evaluate the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While WHO experts will travel to China to prepare with their Chinese counterparts scientific plans for identifying the zoonotic source of the SARS-COV-2 virus, and researchers around the world race to find protection against the virus, WHO called for equitable access to future COVID-19 vaccines in Africa, where confirmed COVID-19 cases passed 600,000. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation echoed WHO’s call, saying relying on market forces would prolong the pandemic.

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