The pandemic will end when the world chooses to end it. It’s in our hands. We have all the tools we need: we can prevent this disease, we can test for it, and we can treat it. — Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Health Organization Director-General
The pandemic will end when the world chooses to end it. It’s in our hands. We have all the tools we need: we can prevent this disease, we can test for it, and we can treat it. — Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Health Organization Director-General
WHO chief warns that the world is going into the ‘early stages of another wave’
  • The world is in the early stages of another wave of Covid-19 infections and death, World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Wednesday.
  • He addressed International Olympic Committee members in Tokyo ahead of the games opening on Friday.
  • Tedros called on the world’s leading economies to step up by sharing vaccines and funding global efforts to make them more accessible as well as incentivizing companies to scale up vaccine production.
Speaking to International Olympic Committee members in Tokyo, Tedros said the global failure to share vaccines, tests and treatments is fueling a “two-track pandemic.” Countries that have adequate resources like vaccines are opening up, while others are locking down in a bid to slow the virus’ transmission.

Vaccine discrepancies around the world are masking a “horrifying injustice,” he added.

“This is not just a moral outrage, it’s also epidemiologically and economically self-defeating,” Tedros said, adding that the longer the pandemic drags on, the more socioeconomic turmoil it will bring. “The pandemic is a test and the world is failing.”


He warned that “19 months into the pandemic, and seven months since the first vaccines were approved, we are now in the early stages of another wave of infections and deaths.” Tedros added that the global threat of the pandemic will remain until all countries have a handle on the disease.

... “The pandemic will end when the world chooses to end it. It’s in our hands,” Tedros said. “We have all the tools we need: we can prevent this disease, we can test for it, and we can treat it.”
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