WJtoday, Jakarta – The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 80,000 to 180,000 health workers have died from COVID-19. This data was taken from the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic until September 2021.
With the release of these data, WHO warned about the dangers of fatigue to anxiety due to Covid-19. WHO emphasized that these data and facts cannot be allowed to continue.
“We have a moral obligation to protect health workers, ensure their rights and provide them with decent and safe jobs,” said WHO Department of Health Director Jim Campbell.
“This should also include access to vaccines,” Campbell continued.
However, Campbell said in recent times the average death rate for health workers due to Covid-19 had fallen.
“The world should not be complacent, there is a lot of work to be done to minimize the risk of infection in the workplace,” he continued.
From the WHO data, the equality of vaccine receipts for health workers in the world is still unequal. The region most affected by this inequality is Africa.
In Africa and the Western Pacific, only 1 in 10 people have received the full dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. Meanwhile, 22 high-income countries 80 percent of health workers have received the full dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.***