Vaccine Alone Will Not End COVID-19 Pandemic, WHO DG Says, Calling Out Chronic Under Investment In Health Systems In WHA Closing Remarks

AFP/CBS News: WHO chief warns that vaccine alone wouldn’t end COVID pandemic
“The head of the World Health Organization said Monday that a vaccine would not by itself stop the coronavirus pandemic. … ‘A vaccine will complement the other tools we have, not replace them,’ Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said. ‘A vaccine on its own will not end the pandemic’…” (11/16).

France 24: WHO reports record high number of Covid-19 cases over weekend
“…The WHO’s figures for Saturday showed that 660,905 coronavirus cases were reported to the U.N. health agency, setting a new high watermark. That number, and the 645,410 registered on Friday, surpassed the previous daily record high of 614,013 recorded on November 7…” (11/15).

U.N. News: COVID-19: Consequences of ‘chronic under-investment in public health’ laid bare: Tedros
“A global chronic under-investment in public health has been exposed by the coronavirus pandemic, which must now lead to a major re-think in how all societies value health, said the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was making closing remarks at the closing of WHO’s governing body, the World Health Assembly, which finalized its annual session this week after its regular May meeting was cut short by COVID-19 safety requirements…” (11/13).

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