The indirect effect of COVID-19 (3)

8 January, 2021

Dear Cris and friends

I'm sorry.

I misunderstood the data in 2000 as that in 2020!

So, in these 20 years, the death caused by the neonatal condition and the diarrhoeal diseases were dramatically decreased.

The childbirth environment has become better in LMICs.

And the Rota vaccine has worked well in the world.

However, death caused COVID-19 was 1.8 million in 2020.

If it is an independent cause of death, it is the same number of that of No.6 lung cancer.

So, the direct effect is serious.

These comments are better for this WHO information.

Have a nice weekend.

Kind regards,


CHIFA Profile: Hajime Takeuchi is a professor at the Bukkyo University in Japan. Professional interests: child health, child poverty, child wellbeing. He is a CHIFA Country Representative for Japan and a member of the CHIFA Steering Group (child health and rights) Email: takechanespid AT