Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus who is the chief of the World Health Organisation has warned and said that the coronavirus pandemic won’t be the last one. He said that the attempts to improve human health are likely to have an unfortunate without even tackling the two-pronged and current issue that are of climate change and also the animal welfare. He also found faults and criticized the dangerously short-sighted cycle that is taking place of throwing the money at the outbreaks and then forgetting all about it.
Ghebreyesus said that the History tells us that this will not be the last pandemic that the world will be facing, and the epidemics are a fact of life… The pandemic has also highlighted the intimate links that are between the health of humans, animals and also the planet…
Any efforts that are made to improve human health are likely to have an unfortunate outcome unless and until they address the critical interface that are between humans and animals, and also the existential threat of climate change that is making our earth less habitable not only for humans but for all living organisms.
Ghebreyesus said in a video message that was for marking the first International Day of Epidemic Preparedness, that this is a time for all the people to learn lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic. He said it is a long time now that the world was operated on a cycle that was led by panic and also neglect.
The people throw money at an outbreak, and after the outbreak is over, they forget about it and do nothing or take any measures to prevent the next one. He said that this is dangerously short-sighted, and also difficult to understand.
The September 2019 first annual report of The Global Preparedness Monitoring Board on global readiness for health emergencies got released just a few months before the pandemic broke out. This all said that the planet was not at all prepared for a devastating pandemic.
He also said that the whole world has turned upside-down in the past 12 months with a lot of problems being faced. He pointed out and showed that the impacts that the pandemic has caused has gone far beyond just the disease itself. It has got far-reaching consequences for the societies and economies. He added that the coronavirus pandemic that came should not have come as a surprise and all of a sudden , seeing and considering all the repeated warnings that were given. He said that we must all learn the lessons that this COVID pandemic is teaching us.
The WHO chief also said that all the countries should invest in the preparedness capacities, so that they can prevent, detect and also reduce and mitigate the emergencies of all kinds and can also call for stronger primary health care provision. He said that when the country invests in the health of their public they can ensure their children inherit and have a safer and also more resilient and a sustainable world.