WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom says, 'COVID will not be the last pandemic'
He said that for a very long time, the world has worked on a cycle of terror and neglect. We throw money at one outbreak and when it is over, we forget about it.
New Delhi: World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Sunday that the corona virus crisis would not be the final pandemic and that efforts to improve human health, climate change and animal welfare are all 'useless' without addressing the challenges.
Corona is not last pandemic:
Ghebreyesus criticized countries around the world for throwing money at the pandemic in a video message on Sunday on the occasion of the first 'International Pandemic Preparation' Day, but not preparing to tackle the next pandemic. The Director General of WHO said that it is time to learn a lesson from the covid-19 epidemic.
He said that for a very long time, the world has worked on a cycle of terror and neglect. We throw money at one outbreak and when it is over, we forget about it and do nothing to stop the next one. It is dangerously short-sighted and difficult to understand.
History tells us that this will not be the last pandemic:
The first annual report of the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board in September 2019. On world readiness for health preparedness was published. A few months later, an outbreak of the corona virus spread in the world. While the report said that the world was not ready for a potentially devastating pandemic.
Tedros said, 'History tells us that this will not be the last pandemic, and that the pandemic is a fact of life.'
He said, 'The epidemic has revealed the intimate relationship between humans, animals and the health of the earth. Any attempt to improve human health is ignored until they address the critical interface between humans and animals. The potential threat of climate change makes our Earth less habitable. '