WHO Declares Public Health Emergency of International Concern Over nCOV Cornovirus

The World Health Organization has declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern “2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease”.

“This is the time for science, not rumors,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in making the announcement during the meeting of the agency’s emergency committee. “This is the time for solidarity not stigma.”

What this means

The PHEIC declaration raises levels of international support, enhances diplomatic efforts and security, and makes more money available to support medical response teams throughout the world.

“We don’t know what sort of damage this virus could do if it spread in a country with a weaker health system,” Tedros said.

At the time of the announcement, there were 7,922 confirmed cases worldwide, including 170 fatalities.

Previous Health Emergency of International Concern Declarations

WHO has issues 5 previous declarations including, the 2009 Swine flu declaration, the 2014 Polio declaration, the 2014 Ebola declaration, the 2016 Zika virus declaration and the 2018–20 Kivu Ebola declaration.

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  1. It’s about time they pulled the trigger. However it may be to late to stop this outbreak from getting much, much bigger worldwide, and especially in the USA. For the first time in my life I have more red flags popping up and feel a really valid SHTF incident is here! Good time to inventory all supplies and pick up any you haven’t gotten. Forget trying to get masks at any reasonable price, there’re out of stock or 50-100% marked up from November early December prices.

    I had often heard that Ham radio would be a good resource for emergencies and information gathering in case of a SHTF or TEOTWAWKI case. Last night I was listening to many Hams on different frequencies. 90% had no idea what they were talking about when it came to the Virus. Hardly any factual info but plenty of conspiracy theories and misinformation abounding, especially them good old boys down South. And I thought the Feds were bad…….

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