WHO's Ryan: Don't turn covid19 into "political football"

The World Health Organization's top emergency expert, when asked Thursday about the contradictory comments made by President Donald Trump and US Health Department officials about COVID-19, said it was important for all countries to make it public. "Permanent messaging".

WHO's Ryan: Don't turn covid19 into "political football"

Trump on Wednesday exempted Robert Redfield, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from commenting that the vaccine could be widely applied in mid-2021 and that masks could be more effective. Are

Trump told a news conference that he believed a vaccine would be introduced’ soon. He said he called Redfield after his testimony to ask him about it, and that Redfield seems to be confused’ by the question.

Mike Ryan of the WHO said in response to a question about the exchange, "It is important that we have constant messaging at all levels, and not for a single country or a single institution between science and government. There is constant messaging. "

Ryan said the science surrounding the corona virus was "complex", with data and new evidence being developed. "So it's not easy and it's not always easy to stay on everyone's message."

"The important thing is that governments, scientific institutes, step back, review the evidence, and provide the most comprehensive information to understand and understand and understand so that people can take appropriate action."

Ryan, an veteran of Ebola outbreaks in Africa and other epidemics, said authorities should work with communities to address the problem.

"It's understanding the confusion, it's understanding their concerns, it's understanding their concerns. And to laugh at it and not turn it into some kind of political football," he added. Added.

Maria Van Kerkhove, the WHO's COVID-19 technical superior, said it had recommended a comprehensive package of measures, including physical distance, to prevent the spread of the virus.

"Masks are part of it," he added.


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