My Covid Experience

The pandemic is accelerating

World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said that the “pandemic is accelerating” and urged countries to take an aggressive approach.

“The pandemic is accelerating,” the WHO chief told journalists in a virtual news briefing, saying “it took 67 days from the first reported case to reach the first 100,000 cases, 11 days for the second 100,000 cases and just four days for the third 100,000 cases.”

But he said that “we are not helpless bystanders. We can change the trajectory of this pandemic.”

The WHO chief said that he would address G20 world leaders to ask them to boost production of protective gear to safeguard health workers. He also warned that using untested medicines that are not support by the appropriate evidence could create “false hope”.