NEW YORK (Sputnik) – The coronavirus pandemic will come to an end when all the countries start using the available health tools effectively, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.
“The pandemic will end when the world chooses to end it. It is in our hands. We have all the tools we need: effective public health tools and effective medical tools. But the world has not used those tools well. With almost 50,000 deaths a week, the pandemic is far from over,” Dr. Tedros said in his address to the World Health Summit in Berlin, Sputnik reported.
The WHO chief called on G20 countries that have already
vaccinated 40 percent of their population to actively engage in the COVAX mechanism, as well as the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT).
On Sunday, UN Secretary General Antonio Gutteres called on the G20 countries to help collect $8 billion to ensure a fair distribution of COVID-19 vaccines around the world.