We have the power to protect each and every person from COVID-19

World Health Organization (WHO) published this video item, entitled “We have the power to protect each and every person from COVID-19” – below is their description.

Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, World Health Organization Technical Lead for COVID-19, provides one of the most compelling explanations of what we can, and must, do to lower the risks we face, from adhering to tested public health measures to ensuring vaccine equity.

We must do it all.

Learn more: http://www.who.int/coronavirus

Watch the entire press conference of 07 May 2021 here: https://youtu.be/J7ei_B-Z8rM

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