WHO criticizes health care in some countries as ‘low-cost airlines’

WHO’s emergency program director, Mike Ryan, has criticized some countries that build health systems such as low-cost airlines, which lack storage capacity.

Speaking at a press conference on 30/11, Mike Ryan said that now the world has to pay for that.

“In the north, the health system is built to be 90%, 98%, 100% efficient. It’s almost like the low-cost airline model,” he said.

“We are paying the price because the system does not have the capacity to store mutations – because health is costly, and health is the drain of development resources, as a factor. We have to deal with the consequences of that, “added Ryan.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that a pandemic can continue in the future if the community “forgets”, does not learn from the current Covid-19 crisis. “I have seen the world’s oblivion after a traumatic event, which is understandable,” said Mike Ryan.

“But if we do that again, like in the after epidemic of SARS, H5N1 or H1N1, if we keep ignoring the reality of dangerous emerging pathogens, we could experience the same or even worse. more “, he added.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus during the October 5 meeting in Switzerland. Image: Reuters

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus also urged countries not to politicize the traceability of nCoV, saying this would only create barriers to investigating the truth. “We need to know the source of the virus because it can help prevent future outbreaks. Nothing needs to be hidden, we want to know the source and that is it,” he said.

As of December 1, the world recorded more than 63 million cases of nCoV infection, more than one million people died. The US, India, Brazil and Russia are the four largest epidemic zones. Several US states and cities have enacted night curfew in the hopes of preventing nCoV from infecting at bars, parties and nighttime events.

Covid-19 also returned to Europe, swept through France, England, Italy … The governments of these countries re-imposed blockade orders since the end of October and the beginning of November. To date, non-essential stores in France has been reopened. The UK blockade is scheduled to end on December 2.

Thuc Linh (According to the Reuters)


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