World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated at the press conference held at WHO’s headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, by video conference method, that the world is currently spending trillions of dollars to deal with the short-term consequences of the epidemic.
Stating that only G20 countries have mobilized $ 10 trillion to combat the epidemic, Ghebreyesus said, “The IMF estimates that the epidemic will cost the global economy $ 375 billion a month and a cumulative loss of over $ 12 trillion in the global economy in 2 years.” said.
Stating that they estimate that the world should spend at least $ 100 billion for the vehicles to be used in combating the epidemic, especially the developed vaccines, Ghebreyesus stated that 31.3 billion dollars are needed for the WHO’s “ACT-Accelerator” program.
Ghebreyesus stated that in order to find an effective vaccine in the fight against COVID-19, a large number of vaccine candidates of different types are needed, and when a successful vaccine is found, the demand will be higher than the supply.
Clear response to China’s claim
Mike Ryan, Director of WHO Emergency Situations Program, is also on food packages imported by China from Brazil. COVIDIn response to the question about the alleged detection of -19, he said:
“People don’t need to worry about food, food packaging, food processing or delivery. There is no evidence that this virus is transmitted through the food or food chain. So people should feel comfortable and safe.”