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Today marks two years since the World Health Organization declared Govt-19 an epidemic, prompting nations to take action as the epidemic sweeps the world..
The plague, which could occur once a century, turned the world upside down, killing more than six million people and affecting at least 450 million..
But the World Health Organization (WHO) is saddened by the second anniversary of the outbreak on March 11, 2020, insisting that the real danger came six weeks earlier, but some have taken the initiative to act with interest..
On January 30, 2020, with less than 100 cases reported outside China and no deaths reported, the World Health Organization declared a health emergency of international concern, the highest warning level of world health rules..
When WHO Director-General Tetros Adanom Caprais declared the poor health condition an epidemic on March 11, many countries were on high alert..
The organization did not celebrate the anniversary, and is even more outraged at the failure to respond to the first warning two years after the announcement of an epidemic..
“The phrase ‘epidemic’ had a huge impact on the world,” said Michael Ryan, WHO’s emergency director. “The warning in January is more important than what was announced in March.”
“Do you want to warn us that we are drowning or do you want to say that the flood is coming?”
Ryan said the declaration of emergency of international concern had fallen on deaf ears.
And he said in an intervention on the World Health Organization’s social media yesterday, “People did not listen. We rang the bell, but they did not move.
He continued, “What shocked me the most was the lack of response, the failure to act urgently in response to the World Health Organization’s highest warning in international law. This is what I acknowledge.”
He hoped that declaring an epidemic would confirm what was happening, stressing that countries had a lot of time before that..
He added, “Many in the media and others insist that the World Health Organization is late in declaring an epidemic. No!”.
By March 11, 2020, the number of injuries outside China had increased 13-fold, and the number of injured had reached more than 118,000 people in 114 countries, while the death toll had risen to 4,291 since the increase in Italy and Iran..
Tedros used the word epidemic at 5:30 p.m..
“We are very concerned about both the risk of eruption and the severity of the severity, so we have come to the conclusion that COVID-19 can be considered an epidemic,” Tetros said. Infection is not a word used lightly or carelessly.
Ryan was by his side that day, as was Maria van Kerkov, the WHO’s technological leader for Govt-19..
Two years later, he said today: “You hear the frustration in our voices because we have not yet corrected the descriptions of events.”
“More than six million people have died and we know that,” he added. I don’t think we mourned them internationally.
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