The World Health Organisation (WHO) executive director, Michael J Ryan, on Tuesday stated that India has a tremendous ability to cope with the coronavirus outbreak situation as it has ecperience of uprooting two pandemics, namely polio and small pox. The pandemic, however, spread rapidly after that as it took 11 days for the second 100,000 cases and merely four days for the third 100,000 cases.
"We need to attack the virus with aggressive and targeted tactics".
Despite wanting an aggressive response to the outbreak, the World Health Organization chief acknowledged that a number of countries were struggling to go on the attack due to a lack of resources and access to tests.
Addressing the global shortage of these life-saving tools means addressing "every part of the supply chain, from raw materials to finished product".
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"Health workers can only do their jobs effectively when they can do their jobs safely", he warned.
The WHO is working with partners to try to boost production of a number of resources, including masks and other personal protective equipment for healthcare workers, as well as researching possible therapeutic drugs, including remdesivir and hydroxychloroquine.
The WHO has said that while the elderly and people with underlying health conditions could be most at risk, younger people could potentially be carrying the infection.
"Small, observational and non-randomized studies will not give us the answers we need".
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"What matters most is what we do".
"We also recognize that there is a desperate need for effective therapeutics". There is now no treatment that has been proven to be effective against COVID-19.
"It's great to see the level of energy now being directed to research against COVID-19".
The WHO chief called for "political commitment and political co-ordination at the global level". "As I keep saying, solidarity is the key to defeating COVID-19 - solidarity between countries, but also between age groups", he said. That figure includes more than 100,000 people who have recovered from the disease, along with more than 16,000 who have died.
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