Who cannot predict the epidemic

Director General of the world health organization (who), Tedros Adan Ghebreyesus said it was impossible to predict in which direction will the epidemic caused by a coronavirus COVID-19.

Speaking at the Munich security conference on Saturday, February 15, the head of the who urged the international community to unite in the fight against coronavirus. “We must be guided by solidarity,” quotes his words TASS.

According to Gebreyesus, the main threat now is not a virus as such, but “stigma”. It is also called “stop the hate” and not to politicize the issue COVID-19.

“In our fractured and divided world health is one of the few areas where countries can work together for a common goal,” — said the head of the who.

however, he noted that the trend in the spread of the virus, there are some encouraging moments. So, outside China has not yet been mass infection COVID-2019. However, in China itself, the number of infected continue to grow in the number of cases — more than 1,700 doctors, causing concern to the who.

the Ghebreyesus, in addition, pointed out that the international community is paying insufficient attention to the financing of measures to combat coronavirus. “All countries need to be prepared in case they detect cases of the disease”, — quotes the statement of the head of the organization “Interfax”.

He also called on popular social networks to combat the misinformation and false rumors that appear around COVID-2019, and the state with hysteria and misinformation related to the coronavirus.

According to recent reports, China has infected more than 66 thousand people, 1523 died, over 8 thousand recovered. Outside China, cases of infection were identified in 25 countries, including in Russia. In France, a new type of coronavirus has died 80-year-old tourist from China. In China, for fraudulent concealment withsimptomov of the novel coronavirus or distortion of information about the patient’s condition can even be executed.