‘Window of opportunity’ to fight coronavirus: WHO ‘Window of opportunity’ to fight coronavirus: WHOI drove 6 a. m. Geneva time this morning. There were 40 2708 confirmed cases reported in China and we have no set 1000 days. 1017 people in China have lost their lives to this virus, most of the cases and most of the day in obey province outside China, 393 cases in 24 countries and one desk. Last week I told you that we had engaged network of country representative, as well as the United Nations resident coordinator’s in countries to breathe them on the outbreak and inform them about the steps they can take.
I also briefed secretary-general Antonio guterres, and we all agreed to Leverage The Power of the entire un system in the response today, we have also activated AUM crisis management team to be led by my general doctor, Mike Ryan. This will help who forecast on the Hills response, while the other agencies can bring their expertise to build on The Wider social, Economic and Development are implications of the outbreak, so we’re all working flower strings Mike will be. The Chiefs still continue to be the chief emergency and will also coordinate the whole un response today and tomorrow, who is post admitting of more than 400 scientists from around the world in person and virtually the main outcome we expect from this meeting is not immediate answers To every question that we have, the main outcome is an agreed roadmap on what questions we need to ask and how we will go about answering those questions.
This is exactly what w h o is for bringing the world together to coordinate their response. That’S the east. Multilateralism, which is very important for the world and the research road map, is also important for organizations that fund research to have a clearer sense of what the public health commence that deliver. The biggest public health impact, the development of vaccines and Therapeutics is one important part of research agenda, but it’s not only one part. They will take time to develop but in the meantime, we’re not defenseless basic Public Health interventions that are available to us now and which can prevent infections.
Now the first vaccine could be ready in 18 months. So we have to do everything today using the available weapon to fight this virus, while preparing for the long-term using the preparation for the boxes applies to countries to diagnose and treat patients and protect his workers. We have advised countries on how to prevent the spread of disease and care for those who are sick will strengthening capacity all over the world with training thousands of house workers and we’re keeping the public informed about what everyone can do to protect their own house.
Others. It when each and every individual becomes part of the prevention and control the containment strategy that we can succeed, XY reaching out to the public directly and telling the public the kind of precautions they need to take. This could be claimed clean. Your hands regularly spider with alcohol-based draft or soap and water, keep your distance from someone who is coughing or sneezing, and when you cough or sneeze cover your mouth nose with a tissue or your elbow. It’S also important to remember that why we need investment in research and development.
We also need investment in stock. This outbreak now last week, WHIO issued a call for 675 million dollars, which is what the world needs to support, preparedness and response operations. Countries with thank those countries that have contributed so far and we call on all those who haven’t to contribute urgently. There are many positive signals in terms of Sunday and we hope all this positive signals will materialize if we invest now in rational and evidence-based interventions. We have a realistic chance of stopping this outbreak.
We have a window of opportunity. Maybe you have you tired of me saying window of opportunity, but there is a window of opportunity. If you see the number of cases, China and the rest of the world, it’s not even comparable in China, while in the rest of the world. It’S only the three hundred, and only one this you strike when the opportunities that, when the window of opportunity is there so serious in the window of opportunity, we have, we shouldn’t lose this opportunity. If we lose, we will regret it and the opportunity was created because of the serious measures that China is checking in with and the other affected provinces.
That is slowing the spread of the virus to the rest of the world. But I don’t think this status can stay the same for long. , why we have to use the current window of opportunity to hit hard and stand in unison to buy this virus in every corner? If we don’t, we could far more cases and far higher costs on our hands, and I don’t think anybody wants that this is a common enemy and you have to fight it using this window of opportunity and fight it hard. I thank you. Thank you very much.
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu says there is a ‘window of opportunity’ to fight the coronavirus while calling for funding.
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