WHO Chief On COVID-19 Pandemic: ‘The Worst Is Yet To Come’

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a press conference previously this week in Geneva.

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World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks throughout a press conference previously this week in Geneva.

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” Although many countries have actually made some progress, worldwide the pandemic is really speeding up,” he said.

He said the service is the exact same as it has been since the early days of the pandemic: “Test, isolate, quarantine and trace.”

Speaking at a rundown in Geneva, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated: “We all want this to be over. All of us wish to proceed with our lives. But the hard truth is this is not even near being over.”

” If any nation is stating contact tracing is hard, it is a lame excuse,” he stated.

The head of the World Health Organization is alerting that the COVID-19 pandemic is in fact accelerating and he criticized federal governments that have stopped working to establish reliable contact tracing to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

According to the most recent tally from Johns Hopkins University, there have actually been more than 10 million verified coronavirus infections worldwide considering that the virus was first identified in China late last year, with more than a half-million deaths. The U.S. alone accounts for more than one-quarter of all validated cases, with nearly 126,000 deaths.

“Im sorry to state that, but with this type of environment and conditions we fear the worst,” he said.

Speaking at an instruction in Geneva, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated: “We all desire this to be over. We all desire to get on with our lives. The hard reality is this is not even close to being over.”

The head of WHOs emergencies program, Mike Ryan, stated there had been “tremendous work” toward a coronavirus vaccine but said theres no warranty of success.

President Trump has been extremely crucial of the WHO, implicating it of assisting China cover the level of the pandemic within its borders. Previously this month, the president revealed that the U.S. was “ending” its decades-long relationship with the WHO and would withdraw crucial U.S. financing.

” If any country is stating contact tracing is challenging, it is a lame reason,” says @WHO Chief @DrTedros, pointing out that lots of public health professionals have risked their lives to do get in touch with tracing in active dispute zones, consisting of @DrMikeRyan when fighting #Ebola in DRC.

In the U.S., a spike in coronavirus infections has been driven in part by individuals unwilling to heed public health standards to use masks and continue social distancing.

Currently, the U.S. leads the world in both coronavirus infections and COVID-19 deaths. Brazil ranks 2nd in the number of infections, followed by Russia, India and the United Kingdom.

” If any nation is stating contact tracing is hard, it is a lame reason,” states @WHO Chief @DrTedros, pointing out that lots of public health specialists have actually risked their lives to do get in touch with tracing in active dispute zones, including @DrMikeRyan when combating #Ebola in DRC.