The Director-General of the World Health Organization said Tidros Adhanum Gypressus At the start of the meeting: “This The epidemic It represents a health crisis that occurs only once per century, and its effects will remain visible for decades to come.
When the World Health Organization declared a global emergency on January 30, “there were less than a hundred infections, and there were no deaths outside of China” outside of the country where the virus appeared, said Tedros Adhanum Gebresos, defending the organization’s performance.
The organization has been widely criticized for its delay in declaring a state of emergency, while the new Corona virus was detected for the first time at the end of December in China.
The United States accused the organization of being a “puppet” in hand Beijing And officially began in July, its withdrawal from it.
“Our organization responded immediately and we have mobilized all of our energy to act and report,” said the technical director of the pandemic management cell, Maria Van Kerkhof, at a press conference on Monday.
But Doctor Michael Ryan is responsible for Emergency cases Who was standing next to her admitted that he was surprised by the “slow” movement in some countries that have health systems that are considered robust.
He explained, “Maybe we have erred in evaluating the effectiveness of these systems,” according to what was reported by “Agence France Presse.”