BREAKING NEWS: World Covid Death Toll Passes 2 Million

BREAKING NEWS: World Covid Death Toll Passed 2 Million
The grim milestone comes a year after the virus emerged from China - Image Source: Twitter

JUST OVER a year after the deadly virus emerged from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the world has passed the grim milestone of 2 million Covid deaths across the globe.

According to data from John Hopkins University, on Friday (January 15th) the world’s total Covid-19 death toll passed the bleak milestone of 2 million lost lives. This figure is the equivalent population to several major world cities, including Brussels and Vienna, and highlights the collective global battle made against the deadly disease over the last year.


While across the globe many communities and neighbours found themselves brought closer together by the raging pandemic, the virus has also highlighted the widening divisions on our increasingly polarised planet. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the high number of deaths “has been made worse by the absence of a global coordinated effort.” He added: “Science has succeeded, but solidarity has failed.”

In Europe and North America mass vaccination programmes are offering hope of a post-pandemic semblance of normality after a year of unprecedented communal sacrifice, while in poorer nations like Iran, India, Brazil, and Mexico the virus rages on with no signs of abating.

The 2 million death toll milestone comes as Spain grapples with the crucial decision of whether to impose lockdown restrictions to reduce the loss of life from a surge in cases –  or preserve the already crippled economy of a country that was once a global epicentre of the virus. The central government in Madrid appears to be opting for the latter option, while across the regions leaders debate the existential decision.

One thing for certain is that the world is not yet rid of the virus which has permanently changed the way we live and will determine the course of the next decade as we enter a world very different from the one we lived in not very long ago.

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Oisin is an Irish writer based in Seville, the sunny capital of Andalucia. After starting his working life as a bookseller, he moved into journalism and cut his teeth as a reporter at one of Ireland's biggest news websites. Since joining Euro Weekly News in November, he has enjoyed covering the latest stories from Seville, Spain and further afield - with special interests in crime, cybersecurity, and European politics. Anyone who can pronounce his name first try gets a free cerveza...


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