We were lucky with the swine influenza virus
For the Director of the WHO "We were lucky with the new flu virus. Initially spread through countries with good surveillance systems. If it had mutated, would face serious consequences," the moderate course of influenza A is' the best health news of the decade "and the world can be considered" lucky ".
Despite the veracity of these claims, WHO is being waged not receiving a barrage of criticism for organizing a general psychosis. not referred to Chang, but placed on record the particular circumstances in which he said the epidemic has passed, especially the speed of communication have facilitated new technology, and the abundance of information available to citizens, which mark future epidemic episodes.
As for the vaccine acknowledged that their forecasts did not work. "We had a great surprise to see that spread though the advice that people should get vaccinated because the vaccine is safe and prepared with all the controls, the message did not work and the people decided not to get vaccinated," said Chan, and concluded "This shows that have a major communication challenge: we must convince people to adopt healthy behaviors.
It is well known worldwide as one of the challenges of this pandemic has been the WHO and distrust in the authorities. WHO should recognize that it has failed because there will be pandemics in the future and people should be able to trust the experts.
From outside, the decisions of the WHO were quite correct, but we have to investigate possible external pressures by drug manufacturers.
Bird flu was a very aggressive virus that had a low rate of spread, however, the influenza A virus causes a mild disease but is transmitted very well. The combination of heavy aggression and good ability to spread is unlikely, but it exists.
The head of the WHO is convinced "that when writing the history of this pandemic, the speed with which governments made decisions to protect people get the best grades."