“We’re about ten percent,” said the head of the WHO today, according to which tens of billions of dollars will be needed to fight the pandemic. “One hundred billion dollars (2.2 trillion CZK) will be needed for the vaccine alone,” he said.
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) August 10, 2020
Now, according to Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, it is important to continue efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus, which has infected almost 20 million people worldwide. With covid-19, over 730,000 people died.
WHO crisis expert Mike Ryan said today that the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has not yet shown signs of seasonality, such as the flu. If the authorities stop suppressing the spread of the virus over the summer, according to Ryan, the number of cases will increase again, as can be observed in many European countries in recent days, including the Czech Republic.