Here We Go – W.H.O. Warns Deadlier Virus Than COVID-19 Is Coming

Here We Go – W.H.O. Warns Deadlier Virus Than COVID-19 Is Coming

( – The possibility of a new fatal infection with even greater potential for devastation than the Chinese coronavirus developing in the future cannot be ruled out, the president of the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) said on Tuesday.

“The risk of a new public health catastrophe must be addressed,” according to Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who spoke at the World Health Assembly event in Geneva, Switzerland. “It should not be “kicked down the road.”

In addition, he asserted that even though the pandemic’s worst days were behind, a variety capable of bringing the world to a standstill could still emerge. Tedros declared:

“The threat of another variant emerging that causes new surges of disease and death remains. And the threat of another pathogen emerging with even deadlier potential remains.”

The Ethiopian public health official also stated that “pandemics are far from the only threat we face” amid intersecting and convergent crises before appealing for efficient globalized structures that mandate responses to catastrophes of all kinds.

He warned, “We must be ready to respond decisively, jointly, and fairly when the next epidemic comes knocking – and it will.”

The W.H.O. has identified nine priority diseases that represent the greatest threat to public health. Due to the lack of available therapies or their potential to start a pandemic, they were thought to be the most dangerous.

Tedros added urged nations to “pick up the pace of progress” regarding the Triple Billion and S.D.G. targets for improving global health.

“So the world will never again have to face the devastation of a pandemic like COVID-19,” he urged, “urgent and constructive negotiations must take place on the new global pandemic accord and the International Health Regulations (I.H.R.), the treaty that governs preparedness and response to health emergencies.”

In his closing remarks, Tedros urged nations to enhance their financial assistance for the W.H.O.’s operations in Geneva by 20%.

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