Remarks from WHO’s Dr Michael Ryan at World Economic Forum event on May 13, 2020

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WHO’s Executive Director for the Health Emergencies Programme,, Dr Michael Ryan, dispels the false dichotomy between a healthy society and a healthy economy. In essence, only a careful and measured exit strategy from the current lockdowns will save lives at the same time as protect against a potential repeated series of lockdowns, which would be much more damaging to the economy. Dr Ryan stresses the need to invest into solid public health infrastructures and early warning and response mechanisms that can help avoid recurrence of the same situation (lockdowns). He also highlights the responsibility of the private sector in this process as it needs to demonstrate that there is a safe, responsible and risk-managed way to get back to work for people in order to build up the confidence in society in general. Finally, Dr Ryan cautions on the different policy challenges that exist around what kind of a coronavirus vaccine is needed with his main fear being that there are many unanswered policy questions about the vaccine and that many countries lack the structural or regulatory capacity to produce, deliver and approve such a vaccine. He concludes by saying that health prevention, protection and delivery is not a cost to our financial growth model, on the contrary, it is an investment. We have to stop seeing health as a “cost” and much more as an “investment” that benefits everyone. It is not all about growth, but sustainable growth that has communities and societies at its centre.

21 COMMENTS

  1. Well informed and rational approach. I have listened since beginning of viral threats from end January 2020, and followed the advice, as a medical practitioner, and citizen.

  2. CHINA used Bio-Weapon called Covid-19……..and millions innocent killed because of CHINA…… world should unite against china and ban chinese & chinese products …….

  3. This entire organization is here to destroy each every single one of us. Our quality of life is genuinely at stake. I question every gah damn thing this group endorses.

  4. Why the UN is ignoring Dr Tedros Adhanom Gebreys’s Human right Violation in Ethiopia before 2017. Alejandra, CNN, Human right watch, Euro news, Amnesty and several other had shown their evidence. And also several human right violation video records during Dr Tedros Ministerial Period in Ethiopia. The great WHO should be spoiled by criminal person. Please revise the petition collected during Dr Tedros Election period.

  5. Your Organisation sold out.. end of story.. People are only interested in watching your videos for the purpose of leaving negative comments..

  6. Public Health organizations around the Globe are not disclosing all the harms caused by vaccines for Centuries now, all the lives destroyed, the illnesses they spread. By chance there will still be in the future whistleblowers and investigative journalists to bring the thruth. SO NO, we don’t trust Public “Health” and WE WON’T TAKE THE VACCINES.

  7. CHO still failing the world. You know what, because of the black live matter protests i declare you should be held accountable for all the deaths in the world thanks to your CHO agenda

  8. Is covid19 virus from a person without symptom is the same dangerous with covid19 virus from a person with serious symptom or not? Or if we get infected from a person without symptom is not dangerous?

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