Coronavirus Pandemic Declared: Does It Add Up?

The World Health Organization has declared Covid-19 a pandemic, enabling governments worldwide to enact more drastic measures.

Does the panic fit the reality, or is this another case of not letting an emergency go to waste?


The Director General of WHO, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, wrote that universal health coverage is a human right which every nation must pursue in meeting the United Nations’ 2030 goals.


“The CDC’s decision to play up flu deaths dates back a decade, when it realized the public wasn’t following its advice on the flu vaccine. During the 2003 flu season “the manufacturers were telling us that they weren’t receiving a lot of orders for vaccine,”Dr. Glen Nowak, associate director for communications at CDC’s National Immunization Program, told National Public Radio.” (Huffington Post story)

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