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According to a new survey, the world’s population is rising rapidly.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) says that around 3 billion people are expected to die in 2050, which is a jump of more than 40 per cent on today’s numbers.
WHO says that by 2050, nearly a quarter of the world population will be over 65.
While it’s a huge number, it doesn’t take into account the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed over 6.7 million people worldwide.
“We know that the increase in global deaths is not caused by COVID, but by the fact that the population is increasing.
The fact that we’re seeing a large number of deaths globally is because COVID is spreading globally,” Dr David van der Steeg, the WHO’s deputy director general, told ABC Radio.
He says that the global pandemic has made it difficult for health systems to deal with the surge in deaths, which have forced many to shut down.
“They’ve been unable to do the work to control the spread, they’ve been forced to go into ‘self-defence mode’, where they’re not able to get in contact with people,” he said.
According to the report, almost two-thirds of the global population has died in the past five years.
A number of countries have been hit hard by the pandemic.
India has seen the biggest rise in the numbers of deaths, with nearly 50,000 more people dying.
China has also experienced a rise, with more than 13,000 deaths.
In the UK, the report shows that there has been a rise in people who have died in recent years.
In 2018, there were 12,737 deaths, but in 2019 that number rose to 18,965, with 5,851 deaths in 2020.
In addition, the death rate in Australia has doubled in the last five years, and the figure in 2017 was only 10.4 deaths per 100,000 people.
Australia’s death rate has been growing since the start of the pandemics, and Dr van der Speeg says the government needs to take action.
“We need to focus on the people who are dying, not the numbers, but the way that we manage the deaths, that we deal with those deaths, we need to work on prevention,” he says.
However, Dr van Speeger says it will be a challenge for governments to stop the deaths.
Health Minister David Heffernan says that he will continue to work to reduce the global death toll.
“I think the global crisis is going to be a global problem, and we will have to find solutions to tackle it,” he told the ABC.
Dr van Spooge says that governments must focus on prevention and the most vulnerable groups.
“There’s still a very high rate of COVID in developing countries and it’s very difficult for them to get access to basic health services and it affects their ability to make a living, so it’s really important that we can work with countries to improve access to health services,” he added.
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