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WHO - Dr Mike Ryan talk

“We have a new virus entering the human population. It is very hard to predict when we will prevail over it. Science can come up with the vaccine but someone’s got to make it and we’ve got to make enough of it so that everyone can get a dose of it. And we’ve got to be able to deliver that, and people have to to want to take that vaccine.


It’s a massive opportunity. The idea that a new disease could emerge, cause a pandemic and we could find a vaccine and give that to everyone who needs it, and stop this disease in its tracks will turn maybe what has been a tragic pandemic into a beacon of hope for the future of our planet. Through solidarity, through trust, through working together to solve our problems.”

Dr Mike Ryan

EXD, WHO Health Emergencies Programme
13 may 2020


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Written and directed by Marta Soszynska, for the World Health Organization in 2020.

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