December 4th local time, WHO held a regular press conference on COVID-19. WHO Director-General Tedros said that the progress of the vaccine brought confidence to everyone and began to see the dawn at the end of the tunnel.
However, the WHO is worried that more and more people think that the COVID-19 pandemic is over. In fact, the virus transmission rate is high in many places, putting great pressure on hospitals, intensive care units and health workers.
Tedros stressed that even with the introduction of the coronavirus vaccine, people still need to follow public health measures to protect all people. It’s been a tough year and people are tired, but hospitals are in a state of full or overload.
Tedros called on people to think about health workers and think about the overall situation before acting, which will save lives and livelihoods. COVID-19 will continue for a long time, and the decisions made in the days ahead will affect the short-term development of the virus and when the pandemic will end.