WHO leader Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the inappropriate vaccine development risked deterioration, but hoped to see the Olympic Games as a “pandemic world of hope.”
“The pandemic is a worldwide test that fails. There have been more than four million dead and more still die.
The number of deaths in this year is already more than twice the total last year, “Tedros said. Tedros said.. Whoever feels the pandemic over lives in a fool’s heaven, “Add it.
In a luxury hotel in Tokyo Tedros spoke with masked delegates sitting on socially distant desks without wearing a mask during the International Olympic Committee.
Specifically, the delayed 2020 sports programme started in Fukushima with a softball match ravaged by the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.
The Tokyo Olympics will take place largely behind closed doors with the Japanese capital, officially opened with the opening ceremony on Friday, after an outbreak of emergencies.
At the end of his keynote speech, IOC leader Thomas Bach symbolically handed to Tedros an Olympic torch.
He said that only 10 countries have 75 percent of vaccines administered. “Haves are being opened, nots are being locked up,” he said, adding: “This is the inferno, when you just take one part of it, the rest will keep on burning.”
On Wednesday, the organisers announced eight more Games-related infections, totalling 79.
Tedros repeated his call to 70 percent of people in each country to be vaccinated by 12.22: ‘The celebrations may be more mute this year, but the message of hope is all the more important.’
“These Games should be the time for uniting the world and enflaming the solidarity and determination that we have to unite to end the pandemic,” he said.