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‘This will not be the last pandemic’: WHO chief warns against next pandemic

The world is fighting against the Covid-19 pandemic; the death toll is rising with each passing day. Even after the announcement of the vaccine and deployment soon, we all are very well aware that this battle will be long. The people across the globe will need time to adjust themselves according to the new normal, and the staggering numbers do not exactly convey the degree of loss and pain.

According to the Reuters tally, more than 27.19 million people have been reported infected and 888,326 have died due to the novel coronavirus since the first case which was reported in China in December 2019.

This is not the first time the world has faced pandemic, back in 2009 H1N1 virus also caused havoc and many lives were lost. As the world population and is swelling even at faster rate and globalization taking its grip we all are connected in a way or other. Making strategic policies and plans to tackle such issues are important and need of the hour, to address the same concern Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus the chief of World Health Organization stated that the world must be better prepared for the next pandemic, and he called on countries to invest in public health.

“This will not be the last pandemic,” Tedros told a news briefing in Geneva. “History teaches us that outbreaks and pandemics are a fact of life. But when the next pandemic comes, the world must be ready – more ready than it was this time.”

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