The World Health Organization ‘s head has warned that the COVID-19 pandemic is worsening worldwide, and for some time things will not return to “the old standard.” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a press conference on Monday, that “for the near future there will be no return to the old standard.”
Tedros said that while many countries have brought outbreaks under control, too many others see virus trends going in the wrong direction, especially in Europe and Asia. Tedros also chastised political leaders for conflicting messaging about outbreaks that undermine faith, without naming any politicians.
Tedros called on countries to implement a holistic plan to curb rising caseloads in many nations, noting that nearly half of all new cases come from the Americas today. Now, Tedros said there was a way out of the pandemic and it’s never too late to monitor its spread even in explosive-transmitting areas.