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Global COVID-19 death toll could hit 2 million before vaccine in wide use: WHO – Sydney Morning Herald

Dr Mike Ryan said two million deaths “is not only imaginable, but sadly very likely” without concerted action to curb the pandemic.

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Geneva/Zurich: The global death toll from COVID-19 could double to 2 million before a successful vaccine is widely used and could be even higher without concerted action to curb the pandemic, an official at the World Health Organisation said.
“Unless we do it all, (2 million deaths) … is not only imaginable, but sadly very likely,” Mike Ryan, head of the UN agency’s emergencies program, told a briefing on Friday (Saturday AEST).
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