WHO chief Dr. Tedros Adhanom.
The Corona epidemic caused havoc in the whole world including India. Lakhs of people died from this disease. At the same time, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, head of the World Health Organization (WHO), has warned that the world should be prepared for the next pandemic, which could be more deadly than the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to information received from media reports, WHO chief Dr. Tedros Adhanom said that the world should be prepared for a virus which is more deadly than COVID. He said that at least 20 million people have died from Corona. However, the global health body recently declared that the COVID-19 pandemic is no longer a health emergency.
Tedros told a health meeting in Geneva, Switzerland that it was time for talks to prevent the next pandemic. The WHO chief warned that the COVID-19 pandemic is not over yet. He said that there is a danger of it emerging in another form which will cause illness and death.
WHO has identified nine primary diseases that pose the greatest threat to public health. According to media reports, they have been considered the most risky due to lack of treatment or their ability to cause epidemics. The Mirror quoted the WHO chief as saying that the world was unprepared for the Covid-19 pandemic, which remains the most serious health crisis of the century.
In the past three years, nearly seven million people have died from Covid-19, but we know the figure is at least 20 million. The WHO chief said that if we don’t make the changes that need to be made, then who will? And if you haven’t worked on it now, when will you do it?
He said that when the next pandemic is knocking and when it is known that it will come, we must be ready to respond decisively, collectively and equally. Dr. Tedros said that this generation has a commitment not to compromise with the pandemic, because it is the people who experienced how terrible a small virus can be.