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Coronavirus a test of global solidarity, says WHO director

February 12, 2020

This outbreak is testing us
in many ways. It’s a test of political solidarity. Whether the world can come together
to fight a common enemy that does not respect borders
or ideologies. It’s a test of financial solidarity,
whether the world will invest now in fighting this outbreak, or pay more later
to deal with it’s consequences. And it’s a test of scientific solidarity. Will the world come together to find
shared answers to shared problems? We hope that one of the outcomes
of this meeting will be an agreed road map for research around
which researchers and donors will align. The bottom line is solidarity, solidarity,


  • Reply De La Pete M February 11, 2020 at 6:25 pm


  • Reply Trap Town NCS February 11, 2020 at 6:26 pm

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  • Reply Will Timmins February 11, 2020 at 6:28 pm



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  • Reply JonnyRed801 February 11, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    Disturbing satellite imagery coming from China of massive sulfur dioxide plumes coming from funeral pyres…

  • Reply Chief Clown February 11, 2020 at 7:07 pm

    The corona virus is peanuts compared to global warming. The countries will fail the health emergency as they are failing climate change – solidarity is only among the super rich.

  • Reply Peter Grossett February 11, 2020 at 7:16 pm

    I thought diversity was strength, not solidarity

  • Reply Slice Of inBread February 11, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    What's wrong with this comment section…

  • Reply Simple Plebiscite February 11, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    He’s paid by China he’s corrupt he disgusts me

  • Reply Chelmsford The NovelBro February 11, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    This man is clueless!

    Fire him, please! For the sake of humanity!

  • Reply Simple Plebiscite February 11, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    All I hear is

    It’s not china’s fault
    It’s not china’s fault
    It’s not china’s fault

  • Reply 韓唬爛 February 11, 2020 at 7:31 pm

    He is an international actor hired by Xi Jinping

  • Reply Naqeeb Suleman February 11, 2020 at 7:32 pm

    Solidarity? Didn’t he deny that the Coronavirus was a global health emergency at the start? He needs a bit more solidarity the plonker

  • Reply Brill Smith February 11, 2020 at 7:33 pm

    meanwhile americans are no doubt busy trying to patent a possible cure and sell it for x1000s profit.

  • Reply Jack L February 11, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    This guy is a complete joke. he was literally asking the world to donate money for the fight of the WARS. how much is he gonna pocket from it? to be fair, the WHO has become nothing but a laughing stock ever since China propelled Ms Magarat Chen to the Director-General post. As someone who lived through SARS in Hong Kong in 2003, I can say that many people in Hong Kong had grievance over her handling of the crisis.

  • Reply Es Productions February 11, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    Cytokine storm is what causes people to drop dead from this Virus. Healthy young people too.

  • Reply ricardo costa February 11, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    The world will prob come together WEN YOU START TELLING THE TRUTH!!…Soon people will be quarantining whether they like it or not…Keeping playing it down isn"t the way to solve this, it just keeps putting a lot more people at risk without necessity

  • Reply Savage Cabbage February 11, 2020 at 7:40 pm

    This guy needs to be locked in a quarantine zone. He would deserve everything he gets.

  • Reply Q & A February 11, 2020 at 7:42 pm

    …”Global solidarity”?

    We’re screwed then. 🤭🤮☠️

  • Reply rick Woods February 11, 2020 at 7:43 pm

    20 20 …quarentine old fench for forty , forty days and night quarantine for ill french returning sailors . We live in a self evolving experiencing semi solid dream.

  • Reply Sillius Soddus February 11, 2020 at 7:45 pm

    Isn't this how World War Z started?

  • Reply Stuart Smith February 11, 2020 at 7:45 pm

    We can all hold hands as the titanic sinks. Maybe sing a few songs. The band will play on as we all die.

  • Reply R D Reeves February 11, 2020 at 7:45 pm

    Please study "The Venus Project"! We must go beyond politics poverty and war.

  • Reply sam69xxx1 February 11, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    Punishment from nature for going against nature . Not just chines .. all deserved it

  • Reply warriorprince101010 February 11, 2020 at 7:48 pm

    Pharmaceutical companies made this virus in a laboratory. They are now cashing in by "trying" to cure it. Purely "financially motived mass murder."

  • Reply Tweedon one February 11, 2020 at 7:54 pm

    Should of stopped all flights, the barn door has been open and the horse has bolted along time ago. It was a time for action not speeches. And the CCP should be remembered on how they lied about the real figures and arrested Doctors raising the alarm ultimately they should be held accountable.

  • Reply Atif Bashir February 11, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    This virus will be very helpful for new world order

  • Reply ASSANE MBOUP February 11, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    Free Uyghurs 🕊️🕊️

  • Reply David Morgan February 11, 2020 at 7:57 pm

    Sounds like a threat.

  • Reply Daniel Yerbme February 11, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    Close all the borders and stop all flights

  • Reply Truth Rainer February 11, 2020 at 7:59 pm

    Their no help!!!! Their job is to keep virus at bay and always have supplies and vaccines for all. They have failed us all

  • Reply Philkafou February 11, 2020 at 7:59 pm

    wow did the WHO just wake up?

  • Reply SI_ W February 11, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    Why did I first read the headline as "Coronavirus a test of global stupidity"?

  • Reply Jordan Chuang February 11, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    China is a trouble maker

  • Reply Action Speaks Louder Than Words February 11, 2020 at 8:06 pm

    Globalisation is the reason this thing is going to be unstoppable.

  • Reply Shakahara February 11, 2020 at 8:07 pm

    Coronavirus is a bio weapon

  • Reply Oscar Shen February 11, 2020 at 8:07 pm

    Coronavirus is a test of global solidarity, and we failed, failed hard. Everyone is blaming each other, pointing fingers to each other, no one can stop it. Global outbreak is just a matter of time, me might have to accept the risk.

  • Reply jon bs February 11, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    This guy is dodgy, like the guardian who keep deleting comment

  • Reply UnL Macrol February 11, 2020 at 8:11 pm

    Just come to my home town


  • Reply 2manynegativewaves February 11, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    Screw that I say we Nuke China, its the only way to be sure.

  • Reply 조씨 February 11, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    And you couldn't pass the test. You and your master Xi have already failed to prevent Wuhan Corona virus. Even though you celebrate yourselves about what you did to comfort yourselves, every countries know you are wrong. As a result, the whole world have to be afraid of it. Don't be useless.

  • Reply drtreg February 11, 2020 at 8:13 pm

    Goucho Marx dopple-ganger.

  • Reply Lulu Yin February 11, 2020 at 8:13 pm

    Here are full of China haters. What a sad truth is it.

  • Reply Tookie MacSpookie February 11, 2020 at 8:14 pm

    Completely corrupt

  • Reply AROTTWEILERR February 11, 2020 at 8:17 pm

    bloke goes harping on about stopping virus, someone in crowd starts coughing…. classic

  • Reply Fred Paik February 11, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    Tedros, this virus showed your true color. Piss off mate. Because of how you conducted yourself, we lost confidence in WHO.

  • Reply blackstonemusicuk February 11, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    Governments need to listen, health care systems are not prepared, what's happening in China has potential to happen anywhere in the world and what have governments spent so far on this??

  • Reply Ahmad Hussain February 11, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    There should be a ban on the food they eat, they literally eat anything that is moving no wonder there's a virus spreading 🤢

  • Reply Thomas L February 11, 2020 at 8:28 pm

    And still no one has came together it’s 1 v all in this world don’t know why this man thinks he can bring countries together after thousands of years of childish games you think it’s gonna stop here 😂

  • Reply Curtis Tang February 11, 2020 at 8:29 pm

    And human failed this test.

  • Reply CiCi Chan February 11, 2020 at 8:30 pm

    He is paid by Chinese government.

  • Reply Sam Wood February 11, 2020 at 8:30 pm

    Say it with me

    C H I N A O W N S T H E W H O

  • Reply Sancho G February 11, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    Is it really true that this virus is actually a Chinese bio-weapon that got out of hand by the Chinese military who developed it??

  • Reply Curtis Tang February 11, 2020 at 8:33 pm

    I saw only racists in comment.

  • Reply Annoying B'stard February 11, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    I don't care if people think I'm weird – I'm going to start washing my hands after I have a dump.

  • Reply Rye Scott February 11, 2020 at 8:53 pm

    Close borders. Problem solved

  • Reply Teo H February 11, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    What do people mean through this sentiment of it's China's fault? If it the fault of 1.5 billion people, 20% of the population of the world? Are you looking to quarantine a fifth of the population of this globe? How is it the fault of all of those people? Even if their government can maybe be accused of mismanagement can you blame all these people? The message is right and the medical community should come together to tackle what is a GLOBAL issue. Strong borders are an illusion against something like this

  • Reply Crenshaw February 11, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    Who gave this guy this job?

  • Reply Crenshaw February 11, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    Who gave this guy this job?

  • Reply William Bolton February 11, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    "Solidarity, solidarity, solidarity", one world government, New World Order, global tyranny.

  • Reply Ahsan Haque February 11, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    I don't know who's worse. This guy or the CCP?

  • Reply medhanie zeweldi February 11, 2020 at 9:34 pm

    WEll said

  • Reply Neil Mo February 11, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    Dont worry, Ethiopia's finest bureaucrat is on it

  • Reply Plucky February 11, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    I suppose the global warming claims are wearing a little thin. A frosty reception now.

  • Reply Black Rose February 11, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    Let the scientists sort it!! Why does it have to come across as some socialist agenda about uniting people, never heard such rubbish

  • Reply Ina Wang February 11, 2020 at 11:01 pm

    He should be removed from office immediately. He is responsible for at least half of all the cases outside china combined. Absolutely shameful for still showing his face! Send him to Wuhan to help the people then tell us about solidarity

  • Reply martynblackburn1977 February 11, 2020 at 11:03 pm

    We are at the beginning of mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth!

  • Reply Micheal Bay February 11, 2020 at 11:09 pm

    Ghebreyeezus is a corrupt African 💩lord, taking bribe kickbacks in the background

  • Reply Gigi lokheart February 11, 2020 at 11:40 pm

    when you attack the people with bio weapons and call it solidarity…. corrupt liars

  • Reply Vincentius February 11, 2020 at 11:42 pm

    shut up.

    You have no democratic legitimacy.

    shut up.

    Crook !

  • Reply Mandy Coupland February 11, 2020 at 11:51 pm

    You lie

  • Reply Dynamic Entry February 12, 2020 at 12:11 am

    1k dead over 40k cases in 1 month and multiplying. In 5 months?

  • Reply Irishtradchannel February 12, 2020 at 2:47 am

    Solidarity is often just neoliberalism with a hug, whether it is from left or right.

  • Reply Anonymous Observer February 12, 2020 at 6:29 am

    Yeah, solidarity, diversity etc etc and people are dying. Shut the borders, problem is gone.

  • Reply Danyaahl's Vision February 12, 2020 at 6:51 am

    So they saying there is no cure?!?
    Now that sounds dodgy! Everyone knows this is man made. Welp here your excuse for marshal law. Feel bad for those cops that gotta go house to house. Someone just might leave the gas on. 🤯

  • Reply Guardian News February 12, 2020 at 7:47 am

    Coronavirus 'could infect 60% of global population if unchecked' ►

  • Reply I'm all out of Bubblegum February 12, 2020 at 9:31 am

    BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM; 1. Start Intermittent Fasting.  2. Eat a 'Keto' Diet.  3. Take Vitamin D & Zinc.

  • Reply HEdward KT February 12, 2020 at 1:31 pm

    Wuhan Virus

  • Reply HEdward KT February 12, 2020 at 1:32 pm

    This guy is CCP Puppet

  • Reply Dracular9 _ February 12, 2020 at 2:21 pm

    I don’t understand why everyone’s hating on this man, he’s correct in saying this is an enemy that the world must fight together, yes China is mainly at fault. But we should be passed that stage of fault-blaming, and now decide to work together and destroy this coronavirus!!!

  • Reply David mortimer February 12, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    The governments around the world are sitting back and now thinking "wow, is it really that easy to get millions into forced quarantine, control all their food supplies and point a scanner at their foreheads like they're only supermarket products?!"

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