Reports show The World Health Organization (WHO) president cautioned on Tuesday that it is impossible to rule out the possibility of another lethal microbe arising with even more devastating capability than the Chinese coronavirus.
At the World Health Assembly meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus emphasized the need to not ignore the potential for another public health disaster.
He believes a doomsday variation with the potential to send the globe back to square one might still reproduce even if the worst of the pandemic was over.
According to Tedros, there is still the possibility that a new variety may emerge and trigger fresh waves of sickness and mortality. Another disease with greater lethality potential might emerge at any time.
The World Health Organization has identified nine killer illnesses. Because of therapeutic limitations or the potential for widespread epidemic, they were prioritized as the highest risk.
Tedros also called for a quickening of the pace on health-related objectives.
So that the world never again has to face the devastation of a pandemic like COVID-19, he urged speedy and fruitful discussions on the new global pandemic pact and the International Health Regulations, the international agreement that controls preparation and response to health crises.
Tedros closed by requesting nations boost their contributions to the World Health Organization by 20% to help fund its operations at its Geneva headquarters.
According to a report, Dr. Tedros has been under great scrutiny because of his connections to a group the United States has labeled a terrorist organization.
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was the head of the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front, which was blacklisted as a terrorist by the United States. A 2014 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) memorandum provides context for the EPRDF.
Prior to his election as head of the WHO, Ghebreyesus faced allegations that, as health minister of Ethiopia, he had covered up a number of epidemics.