The world Health Organization says nearly 20 million people are infected with coVID-19 worldwide, and more than $100 billion is needed for vaccines alone
Global novel Coronavirus infections will hit 20 million this week and death toll will reach 750,000, according to THE WORLD Health Organization (WHO) On Wednesday. Behind these figures are great sorrow and suffering. Every life lost is heartbreaking, but even in these difficult times, there are still green leaves of hope everywhere.
Who two times a week online routine press conference, the director-general tam kung plug to last week to achieve “100 days without local transmission” of New Zealand and more effective prevention and control of Rwanda in Africa and other countries, for example, emphasizes everywhere, whether national, regional, urban or rural, “effort” it’s never too late to reverse the epidemic situation, the key is “leaders must take action, people need to accept new measures”.
“We all want to see schools reopen safely, but we also need to ensure the health of students, staff and teachers,” Tedros said, referring to the reopening of schools that has recently drawn widespread attention in some countries.
This goal is based on adequate control of community communication.
My message is very clear: suppress the virus, suppress the virus, suppress the virus, as long as you suppress the virus effectively, you can safely reopen society, “he said.
To help the world fight the epidemic and accelerate the development of tools for prevention, diagnosis and treatment, WHO launched the COVID-19 Tools Acceleration Initiative (ACT) three months ago, Tedros said.
Currently, a variety of vaccines supported by the program are in phase II and phase III testing, respectively, with the participation of more than 160 countries worldwide.
At the same time, in view of the severe cases of the first kind of dexamethasone treatment drugs application range is expanding, there are dozens of potential treatments are in research, more than 50 kinds of diagnosis methods are improved, including possible to “change the game” the rapid antigen detection, ensure the effective allocation of the scarce resources is to discuss the global framework.
Tedros said the next three months were a critical window for scaling up the Accelerated program to help the world fight the pandemic, but making the most of that window would require a “fundamental” increase in funding for the program.
Mr Tedros said only 10 per cent of the funding needed for the acceleration programme was now in place, and more was needed to ensure it benefited everyone around the world.
“Vaccines alone are going to cost more than $100 billion.
“It sounds like a lot of money, and it is a lot of money, but it’s small compared to the $10 trillion in fiscal stimulus that the G20 has already committed to deal with the impact of the pandemic.”
Tedros concluded with a description of who’s recent relief operations in Lebanon.
After the blast, he said, who “immediately mobilized a stockpile from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and sent surgical and trauma supplies to Lebanon. Emergency funds have also been allocated for relief”.
Who is “shipping $1.7 million worth of personal protective equipment to Lebanon to support the country’s response,” tedros said, while working with the Lebanese government to assess medical needs and improve treatment.
For its relief efforts in Lebanon, the organization “has launched a $76 million fundraising appeal” and looks forward to reaching out to the Lebanese people.