Cities Hold the Key: Prioritizing Equity in the COVID-19 Recovery

World Health Organization (WHO) published this video item, entitled “Cities Hold the Key: Prioritizing Equity in the COVID-19 Recovery” – below is their description.

Cities were at the epicentre of the COVID-19 outbreak and have mounted a remarkable response. Urban centres now face the challenge of vaccine distribution. Speakers will highlight their response to the pandemic, steps to ensure equitable vaccine distribution and recovery, and how their policies can serve as models for governments and regions worldwide.

Keynote speakers:

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization.

Michael R. Bloomberg, 108th mayor of New York City and founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies.

José Luis Castro, President and CEO of Vital Strategies.

World Health Organization (WHO) YouTube Channel

Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.

In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • NSW residents aged in 40-49 age group could get COVID-19 vaccine in coming weeks | ABC News
  • Global National: May 9, 2021 | Alberta government faces backlash ahead of tougher pandemic measures
  • Marking 20 years as ‘Post’ cartoonist, Harry Harrison publishes new book, ‘Add Ink’
  • NSW COVID-19 Update: Gladys Berejiklian live press conference | 7NEWS
  • Fauci Says ‘No Doubt’ U.S. Has Undercounted Covid Deaths
  • In This Story: New York City

    New York City (NYC) is located in the U.S. state of New York. The city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, the largest metropolitan area in the world with approximately 23 million people in its combined statistical area.

    New York City has been described as the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world, hosting the headquarters of the United Nations, as well as the New York Stock Exchange.

    2 Recent Items: New York City

  • Three people shot in Times Square
  • Indian Point Nuclear Plant Is Closed. What Does This Mean for New York’s Grid?
  • In This Story: World Health Organization

    The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health. The WHO Constitution, which establishes the agency’s governing structure and principles, states its main objective as “the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.”

    3 Recent Items: World Health Organization

  • We have the power to protect each and every person from COVID-19
  • WHO Director-General on COVID-19 vaccine intellectual property waivers
  • WHO approves China’s Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine
  • Leave a Comment