International – WHO director-general says pandemic can be brought under control within months

The world can bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control in a ‘matter of months’, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (pictured above) said during a news briefing yesterday.

In the news briefing, Ghebreyesus added that the WHO has expressed its interest in establishing a ‘COVID-19 technology transfer hub’ for mRNA vaccines, in a bid to bolster production of this type of vaccine in low- and middle-income countries.

“We are calling for the original manufacturers of mRNA vaccines to contribute their technology and know-how to a central hub, and for manufacturers in low- and middle-income countries to express interest in receiving that technology,” he added…