“The pandemic will end when the world chooses to end it. It is in our hands. We have all the tools we need: effective public health tools and effective medical tools. But the world has not used those tools well,” Tedros said.
According to WHO chief, with around 50000 deaths a week, the ‘pandemic is far from over’.
Tedros remarked that the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the gaps in the global ability to prepare for, prevent, detect and respond rapidly to outbreaks.
“The pandemic has demonstrated beyond doubt that health is not a luxury for the rich, or simply an outcome of development; it’s a fundamental human right, and the basis of social, economic and political stability,” Tedros added.