Live from WHO Headquarters – COVID-19 daily press briefing 11 May 2020


Originally broadcast live on 11 May 2020, the daily press briefing on coronavirus COVID-19, direct from WHO Headquarters, Geneva Switzerland with Dr Tedros WHO Director-General, Dr Micheal Ryan, Executive Director of the Health Emergencies Programme, and Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, Technical lead COVID-19, WHO Health Emergencies Programme.


  1. In mid-April the WHO said Taiwan’s warning notice of ‘isolated for treatment’ sent on December 31 DOES NOT mean ‘human to human transmission.’  If that was true, why isolated? And it was the WHO that needed to proactively investigate whether it’s human to human transmission. It was not Taiwan’s job to confirm it. (Taiwan was not even a member of the WHO.)

    Before the transmission route could be clarified, the WHO needed to treat it as human to human transmission for safety and should have warned the world in December by directing other countries to do what Taiwan did — screening passengers from Wuhan AS EARLY AS December 31.

    If the rest of the world had paid more attention to Taiwan, a small island that is officially recognized as a country by less than 20 nations, we would not be facing a viral massacre.

  2. WHO failures led to hundreds of thousands dying
    Two of the world’s most powerful medical organisations have been accused of medical malpractice for knowingly promoting useless drugs that have led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of children.

    The World Health Organisation and the UN Global Fund, which was set up to buy drugs for poor countries, have allocated millions of dollars to malaria medicines that are no longer effective against the disease, a group of specialists said. They claim negligence by the two organisations contributed to a rising death rate from malaria, which has doubled in a decade in some parts of Africa because of growing resistance to older drugs.

    The WHO launched its Roll Back Malaria programme in 1998 with a target to halve the number of deaths by 2010, but six years into the 12-year programme deaths have risen from between 600,000 and 800,000 to over one million annually, of which 90 per cent are in children under five.

  3. Could WHO make a video explaining the many different strains of Covid 19 that are circulating the World & in what ways each strain differs from one another. For example the different strain in the state of Washington USA seems to be much less deadly & less contagious than the virus strain in New York USA. The virus strain that has hit European countries like Italy, U.K. & Spain appears to be especially contagious & deadly like the strain in New York. Germany has had a different less virulent strain of the virus. Viruses always mutate. Please WHO give us the information about the mutations Covid 19 has already gone through & let us know if “second waves” of infection could actually be a first wave of a different strain of Covid 19

  4. To reopen schools with only 2 weeks is absolutely absurd. In past years, the students have merely cleaned their classrooms and enjoyed a more relaxed schedule. So why on earth are they reopening schools now and continuing social distancing? If the teachers will be wearing gloves, masks and goggles, then why are the children even there? The children are not fully protected in this manner, nor would I place that on her. Why? Because we should not live in fear. All in all, this is absurd and must stop immediately.

    Please God, open the eyes of the people to see the truth during this chaos. Turn to Jesus because He is our only hope.

  5. India will be superpower and america will be poor country in 2024 .Indian government is still earning money in lockdown.

  6. Since the beginning of COVID-19 Pandemic, Taiwan has unscrupulously and shamelessly been playing politics with WHO !
    In Taiwan, it is still commonly refer COVID-19 as Wuhan Virus ! Taiwanese simply has no respect of WHO which it shamelessly trying to join !
    Taiwan is not a sovereign country. Taiwan is part of People’s Republic of China (PRC). Hence, Taiwan as a province of China do not have the right to join WHO and UN which is meant for sovereign country only.
    Taiwan and for that matter anyone who is trying to break up China is guilty of crime that will be condemned for thousand years and by at least 1.4 billions of Chinese people.

  7. Hello who: You noticed the comments and level of dislikes? People are not as stupid as you expect. Biggest “virus” around is you spreading mass hysteria. Nobody will ever get you seriously after this disaster fyi.

  8. All these due to your failures better resign and go away from WHO. We need some other better person to take care of WHO

  9. Eliminate all head of department of W.H.O and also file case against them it’s really sad that so many many people are dead just because W.H.O and China didn’t do their work perfectly even though whole world depending on them.
    It’s very serious and govt is not taking any action they are far worse then any brutal criminal I would have hang them

  10. Dear Terek,
    Please instead of “ today “ please state the day , date, month and year.
    As I listen whenever there is a press briefing however, sometimes I listen to two or three at the same time over a weekend- which I want to listen in chronological order. Please identify on record verbally WHEN the briefing is taking place. This would be extremely helpful. ( No need to state the hour- as Dr . Tedros handles that by greeting morning, afternoon and evening- which is appropriate.)
    Thank you.


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