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As coronavirus contagion continues to wreak havoc across the globe, the chief of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has equated the pandemic to a “test” and asserted that the world is failing at it. Addressing the International Olympic Committee in Tokyo, Tedros Adhenonmm Ghebreyesuss said that the summer games had the power to create headlines and that he wanted to use the opportunity to highlight the surging COVID caseload across the world. “Anyone who thinks the #COVID19 pandemic is over because it’s over where they live is living in a fool’s paradise,” he said in his heartfelt address.
"The people of the 🌍 are sick of:— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) July 21, 2021
-the lives & livelihoods it has taken
-the suffering it has caused
-the restrictions & disruptions to their lives
-the turmoil it has caused to economies & societies
-the dark ☁️ it has cast over our futures"-@DrTedros #Tokyo2020
Highlighting that he has been invited to the Olympics before but had never complied, the 56-year-old said that this time he had come to the “global mountaintop”, with a message. Furthermore, he disclosed that he is often asked the question, “when will this pandemic end?" However, he said that the “pandemic is a test. And the world is failing.” He buttressed his stance by projecting statistics for the same saying that the number of deaths is already more than double last year’s total.,icc-world-cup-scores
“In the time it takes me to make these remarks, over 100 people will lose their lives to #COVID19. By the time the @Olympics flame is extinguished on the 8th of August, another 100,000 people will perish. Millions of survivors continue to suffer from the long-term health consequences of #COVID19, which we're still learning about", he said. ,basketball-sports-information
"And yet, 19 months into the #COVID19 pandemic, and 7 months since the first vaccines were approved, we are now in the early stages of another wave of infections and deaths. How can this be? Weren’t vaccines meant to douse the flames of the pandemic?"-@DrTedros #Tokyo2020— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) July 21, 2021
"But here’s the thing about an inferno: if you hose only one part of it, the rest will keep burning. And the embers of one fire can easily spark another even more ferocious blaze somewhere else"-@DrTedros #Tokyo2020 #AGoal4All https://t.co/eLWL97w4q7— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) July 21, 2021
He also reiterated his call for vaccine equity saying that even though 1 in four people have received at least one shot, it masks a horrifying injustice. “75% of vaccines have been administered in just 10 countries. In low-income countries, only 1% of people have received at least one dose, compared with more than half of people in high-income countries", he said. ,play-online-football-odds
handball-tackling-drill,"Some of the richest countries are now talking about third booster shots for their populations, while health workers, older people and other vulnerable groups in the rest of the world continue to go without" the 56 year old biologist asserted while speaking two days ahread of the Tokyo Olympics 2021.