BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union nations, Britain and EU partners have agreed on a blueprint for a COVID-19 vaccination plan envisaging inoculation of at least 40% of their populations, a step that may set back the World Health Organisation’s own vaccine blueprint
To escape his responsibility for the poor management of the COVID-19 pandemic US President Donald Trump has decided to blame the WHO, a crucial international organisation.
'This virus has pandemic potential,' WHO DirectoTedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said. 'This is not a time for fear. This is a time for taking action to prevent infection and save lives now.”
G20 finance ministers and central bank governors who met in Riyadh instead of attempting to forge a common effort to manage the coronavirus crisis simply issued platitudinous observations. In the final communiqué of the meeting, which China did not attend, officials merely articulated their commitment to bolster international monitoring of how the epidemic is evolving. Naturally that message did not allay the fears of investors. Yesterday was a “black Monday” for stock markets on both sides of the Atlantic and the Greek bourse collapsed without resistance. The World Health Organisation (WHO) expressed heightened concerns about the sudden rise in incidence and warned about a prospective pandemic. The rapid spread of the coronavirus is undoubtedly linked to the constantly increasing mobility of people and the inter-dependence between countries. The dependencies resulting from globalisation were discussed in Riyadh but of course the participants came up with no answers. In our globalised world major problems require global coordination. The powerful of our planet have a duty to step up their efforts to confront the threat and adopt a unified action plan
If due to habit, ignorance, or imitation we choose incorrect terms we are at risk of skewing reality, which in turn complicates the resolution of problems.