New York, NY (CBS News) — After 500,000 deaths, WHO warns worst of coronavirus pandemic is “yet to come”.
WHO chief say six months since the new coronavirus outbreak, the pandemic is still far from over.
“We all want this to be over. We all want to get on with our lives. But the hard reality is this is not even close to being over,” he said. “Although many countries have made some progress, globally the pandemic is actually speeding up.”
Tedros also said that the pandemic had brought out the best and worst humanity, citing acts of kindness and solidarity, but also misinformation and the politicization of the virus.
Coronavirus: The Race
The WHO is sending a team to China next week in connection with the search for the origin of the virus that sparked the global pandemic.
The organisation has been pressing China since early May to invite in its experts to help investigate the animal origins of the coronavirus.