Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the World Health Organization, warned on Monday that “the worst is yet ahead of us” if the world doesn’t unite to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
“Without national unity and global solidarity, trust us, the worst is yet ahead of us,” he said during a press briefing.
Tedros compared the virus to the 1918 flu that killed 675,000 people in the US and tens of millions of people around the world. But he argued that the world now has the technology to prevent “that kind of crisis.”
“Let’s prevent this tragedy,” he said. “It’s a virus that many people still don’t understand.”