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WHO (World Health Organization): Prediction From 1990 About 2020!

30 years ago, WHO (World Health Organization) predicated “now.”
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WHO, who is at the mercy of politics, with its proper personnel and strong organization wants to regain trust as a world-class organization as it deals with the novel coronavirus.

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Gifu Shimbun (May 2nd, 1990) morning article

WHO Global Warming Health Hazard Prediction
Pathogen protozoa and mosquito aquaculture
Destruction of the Ozone Layer leading to a decrease in immunity

This is a summary of a report from WHO (WHO executive director, Hiroshi Nakajima) predicting that global warming may lead to a malaria pandemic, affecting nearly half the world’s popular, especially in developing countries.

The report pointed out in a predication that, for the first time, besides the risk of infectious diseases, the increase in the amount of ultraviolet rays due to the destruction of the ozone layer and the decrease in human immunity may lead to a comprehensive impact on the global environment and humankind.

It recommends that countries around the world take seriously the adverse health effects and proceed with countermeasures. The final report will be completed in the summer and sent to the governments of other countries, and is scheduled to be released at the “World Climate Conference” in November, which will have a significant impact on future international environmental conferences.

The report, entitled “Health Impacts of Climate Change,” states that rising temperatures of around 8 degrees Celsius by 2020 will create good breeding conditions for both protozoa, which are malaria pathogens, and parasite-borne mosquitoes.

As a result, it threatens to spread a malaria epidemic among approximately 2.1 billion people who live in infected areas in Africa and South America, and are still at risk of infection, warning that the infected areas could expand.

In addition to malaria, schistosomiasis caused by parasites affects about 600 million people, mainly in Africa and Southeast Asia, and mosquito-borne dengue fever also poses a risk of infection in Asia and a large number in India.

The current total population on earth is about 5.2 billion. The report doesn’t give specific numbers, or it accounts for about half of the world’s population, even if it suffers from an infectious disease caused by global warming.

In addition, the “heat wave” struck by high temperature and high humidity directly hits elderly people, newborn babies, and those with cardiovascular diseases, causing a sharp increase in deaths. Furthermore, the rise in temperature will destabilize the world’s food productivity, and the nutritional status of mothers and children will deteriorate, especially in developing countries, and the infant mortality rate will rise.

In addition
(1)Floods caused by rising sea levels have pandemic outbreaks of cholera in Bangladesh and lowland countries and oral epidemics such as dysentery.
(2)Pest breeding, increase pesticides usage to increase food productivity, and agrochemical pollution gets worse
(3)It enumerates many of the possible damages that result from complex photochemical reactions and air pollution.

On the other hand, even with respect to the destruction of the ozone layer, it is inevitable that it will increase skin lesions, destroy immune cells in the skin to reduce immunity, increase infections, and increase the number of infectious diseases. with new research results shown based on animal test data.

Report Conclusions and Recommendations

The following is a summary of the “Conclusions and Recommendations” of the WHO report.
・The effects of global warming and the destruction of the ozone layer are likely to be complex and widespread in a single region.
The main health effects are caused by “heat stress,” “air pollution,” “changes in endemic epidemics,” “malnutrition,” and “flood.”

・Government health policy agencies have begun work on a comprehensive study of the relationship between climate change and health impacts in order to clarify whether climate change will cause such damage to the population.

・Health policy departments (of each country government), along with agricultural, meteorological, environmental and economic planning departments, have played an active role in preventing the effects of climate change and the climate change itself.

・Global warming could change the distribution of animal-borne infections. Therefore, it is necessary to promote domestic and international measures. The relevant government agencies have been considering measures against animals that transmit infectious diseases, vaccinations, and medications.

・It is important to deepen awareness of the health effects of climate change. There are no experts on health problems that occur in each region of the world, and we have come to inform school students and residents through their own educational materials.

・From the perspective of malnutrition due to the decline in food productivity, the development of new agricultural products and new agricultural technologies should be promoted.

Persuasive, bold prediction

Commentary: The World Health Organization (WHO) report shows that there are not many developed countries like the  United States who are not cautious about carbon dioxide gas regulation, the main cause of global warming, having a strong impact on developing countries, which have been said to be relatively thin about climate change.

The report largely estimates the “indirect effects” of damage caused by infectious diseases transmitted by mosquitoes and fly insects. Currently, the number of patients with malaria is about 270 million worldwide, mainly in Africa and South America. Since the WHO has so far made malaria control one of its priority measures, making a bold, convincing prediction that it is likely to cost about half of humanity.

A great feature was that was pointed out was the effect of ultraviolet rays on the immune system, which plays a vital role in protecting the living body. If the immunity of the entire human race is compromised, infectious diseases will not disappear, and there is a possibility that many such diseases will occur.

The debate over global warming has thus far been focused on measures to reduce carbon dioxide emissions,  but the most important and fundamental issue of whether or not the temperature of the earth will affect humans has hardly been addressed at international conferences, etc.

World Health Organization(WHO)
Established in 1048 with Headquarters in Geneva and 170 member countries.
1. Insurance education
2. Immunity measures against infectious diseases
3. Endemic disease control and management
4. Food supply and nutrition
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