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Coronavirus: World Health Organization wants to avoid "punishing" lockdowns amid pandemic | FULL

During a World Health Organization (WHO) press conference on Friday, Mike Ryan, executive director of the WHO’s emergencies programme, said authorities should try to avoid “punishing” lockdowns amid the COVID-19 pandemic, as many countries see a sharp rise in the number of infections.

“What we want to try to avoid – and sometimes it’s unavoidable and we accept that – but what we want to try and avoid is these massive lockdowns that are so punishing to communities, to society and to everything else,” he said.

Ryan stated countries should not just focus on restrictive measures, but also surveillance, COVID-19 testing, tracking and community education.

The top emergencies expert also said it was “sad” to see the number of COVID-19 cases rising again in Europe, and that governments must take decisive action to shut down transmission of the virus.

“There are no new answers. We know what we need to do,” Ryan told the news briefing, adding that Europe must be very careful with mass gatherings.

The WHO reported a record one-day increase in global coronavirus cases on Thursday, with the total rising by 338,779 in 24 hours led by a surge of infections in Europe, which is now reporting more cases than India, Brazil or the United States.

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    Frustrations of Humanity

    World hoax organization, see “crimes against humanity “ german doctors and lawyers have exposed these crooks and exactly how they planned the plandemic. Besides that viruses can’t be spread or caught

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    Way to prevent coronavirus is to blow your nose hard on ce a day. Blow your nose even without a runny nose! Take action quickly and escape from corona fear.

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    Most of us know by now that this has nothing to do with a health crisis. This Covid fiasco has all been an episode in voodoo pseudoscience, perpetrated by tyrants who themselves do not fear the virus.

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    It looks like Trump supporters have hijacked the comment section here?
    America is screwed!

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    Y’all on crack!

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    "Coronavirus Infections Much Lower In Africa"
    OAN Newsroom September 25, 2020

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    IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT THEY SAY BECAUSE THEY ARE NAZIS

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    David Edward Mcarthur Smith

    world's biggest lie..and theft of vaccine monies which will disappear and some will be used for other vaccines for under the false banner of developing countries? countries LIKE Canada who leave homeless and DISABLED people and ELDERLY in.the streets..without medical help..yet now we are to spend our money on still births..? and lifting the whole.third world our of poverty.??

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    OCT 9/'20~…Hi , There to members of WHO board …Thank You….my situation in Canada is critical…I am forced to be in shelter for under housed population under Canadian Housing apartheid…I have no time to edit my English here …its second language …due to all range of problems at the moment…my work with critique to apartheid set of policy that has been socioeconomic determinant of health with focus on situation in shelters …and impact of these policies in highly damaging ways….must be reported to You …and I am suffering egsosture from these conditions …so , please be urged …to open file on Canadian aparthaid in housing …so that comprehensive data is organised …. unfortunately I cant work more through this winter time ….since I will still have to stay in shelter…we have moral crisis here with these government levels …I am not experience with writing recommendations in the context…I am self though in English ..so I still have barrier….but as I am training and suffer now from mental anguish…due to their policies…that compile my traumas….I wish you well..am gratefully thankful to all readers who delivered fine critique and educational support re epidemiological crisis that were meant to support others…( fine Canadians I believe)…perhaps ordinary people without meritocratic status ….but …more I think I get to conclusion that WHO must be adjusted to the millenium demands for proactive educative approaches to he problems of eradication of racism,chauvinism ….and so to integrate upgraded inclusive analytical social cultural anthropological pshycological economical advanced mode of considerate enlightened comprehension of scope of neglect imposed …that needs to be addressed from the level of this organisation and within its programs …that should be developed in case they don't egsist ..I can't wait for their politicians with excemptions to those whos work i didn't yet have chance to research fully…others do not have developed ethical compas…and so …it must be movement now …we need to have international equity bank which is non egzisiting ..one for incentives for start ups and long term care ..and another for life rebuilding within scoope of tragedies….please ..and thank you…no time for edit

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    Too late! Thanks you bunch of criminals and hypocrites. There is a reason why you clowns are called the World Hell Organization.

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    You're gonna avoid it alright. You're working for me.

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    I didn't think it was possible for people to be this stupid until I saw this comment section.

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    Nobody believes ANYTHING you say!

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    The Religion of Rationality

    Murderers

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    Africa is now obliterated economically. There's no turning back. The damage has been done.

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    feeble minded morons….pushing this scam….criminals

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    god should have left the tail on that one…..

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    Don't trust snakes. the symbol illustrates it nicely.

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    The people who murdered the world. history doesn't justify genocide

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    king on common law

    ORGANIZED CRIME – JUST ANOTHER FAILED INSTITUTION

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    Living in the city of Melbourne which is now the longest lockdown in the world! I dont think our dictater leader will take this advise otherwise he will lose his dictatorial power!

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    No Govt has right to lockdown people and destroy their lives, and it's unfortunate some idiots actually still support it.

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    hint: WHO is corrupt and nobody but the few remaining sheep idiots listens to them

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