United States has been one of the hardest hit with more than 614,000 testing positive for coronavirus of which over 26,000 have succumbed to the disease. He had even accused World Health Organization of being too trusting of China. Specifically, we are looking at oxygen use and ventilation strategies in patients.
However, WHO says a vaccine - which could be at least a year to 18 months away - is needed to "fully interrupt transmission", WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said. More than 1.6 million people were infected by the H1N1 strain a decade ago. It warned that the "risk of re-introduction and resurgence of the disease will continue". The virus will find its way between us and will catch us out and we will be asking ourselves why on earth didn't we move more quickly.
The United States also traditionally provides several hundred million dollars annually in voluntary funding tied to specific WHO programs like polio eradication, vaccine-preventable disease, HIV and hepatitis, tuberculosis, and maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health.
The worst case scenario presented by the team from Harvard University was that, in the absence of a vaccine, Covid-19 could keep bouncing back until as late as 2025. Instead, he referred to WHO's origins in the first years of the U.N.'s existence and its mission of protecting public health.
Trump had accused the World Health Organization of severely mismanaging the pandemic and covering up its spread.
Alberta to send PPE to Ontario, Quebec and BC
Shandro also said Alberta would send personal protective equipment and ventilators to Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia. Workers in long-term care facilities and supportive-living sites will only be allowed to work at one location.
"No doubt, areas for improvement will be identified and there will be lessons for all of us to learn", he said.
Earlier, the U.S. president slammed the United Nations health agency for putting "political correctness above life-saving measures" as well as being responsible for "a 20-fold increase" in COVID-19 cases across the globe.
A look at WHO's most recent financial update suggests the lack of US money would have a profound impact.
But Trump says the USA will continue to engage with the organization in pursuit of what he calls meaningful reforms. In that report, the World Health Organization lists some $5.6 billion in total contributions from members and foundations.
Tedros cautioned that restarting the shutdown portions of the economy in the USA and other countries whose leaders have been eager to loosen restrictions could prove deadly.