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* The world is in the early stages of another wave of Covid-19 infections and death, World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Wednesday.
* He addressed International Olympic Committee members in Tokyo ahead of the games opening on Friday.
* Tedros called on the world’s leading economies to step up by sharing vaccines and funding global efforts to make them more accessible as well as incentivizing companies to scale up vaccine production.
The world is in the early stages of another wave of Covid-19 infections and death, World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Wednesday.
Speaking to International Olympic Committee members in Tokyo, Tedros said the global failure to share vaccines, tests and treatments is fueling a “two-track pandemic.”
Countries that have adequate resources like vaccines are opening up, while others are locking down in a bid to slow the virus’ transmission. Vaccine discrepancies around the world are masking a “horrifying injustice,” he added.
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Update #1: World is in early stages of a new COVID-19 wave, WHO chief warns (Axios)
Update #2: ‘Early stages’ of COVID third wave, amid Delta surge: WHO chief (United Nations)
WNU Editor: Of course the WHO Director had to say this in Tokyo on the eve of the opening ceremony for the Olympics …. Covid will kill 100,000 more by end of Olympics, says WHO (CNN).