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World Health Organization (WHO)

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The full remarks by @DrTedros during the media briefing on #COVID19 - 22 January 2021 πŸ‘‡

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When out & about, make hand sanitizer part of your mask 😷 wearing routine.

Clean your hands every time you:
🧴 πŸ™Œ put on your mask
🧴 πŸ™Œ adjust/touch your mask
🧴 πŸ™Œ remove your mask

We are #InThisTogether to beat #COVID19

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We are #InThisTogether to beat #COVID19 - tip 2⃣

Make wearing a mask 😷 a normal part of being around other people.

Staying safe:
βœ… protects you
βœ… protects others


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We are #InThisTogether to beat #COVID19 - tip 1⃣

Regularly & thoroughly clean your πŸ™Œ with an alcohol-based hand rub 🧴 or wash them with soap 🧼 & water.

Staying safe:
βœ… protects you
βœ… protects others


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We are #InThisTogether to beat #COVID19

Here are 5⃣ tips that help you stay safe to protect yourself and others:

πŸ™Œ clean hands
😷 wear a mask
πŸ“ stay distant
🀧 sneeze safely
πŸͺŸ open windows


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3️⃣ factors that can help you make safe choices when you're in an area of widespread #COVID19 transmission:
(1) Location
(2) Proximity with others
(3) Time you spend there

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#COVAX, th #COVAX, the vaccines pillar of the Access to #COVID19 Tools @ACTAccelerator, is co-led by @CEPIvaccines, @gavi and WHO – working in partnership with developed and developing country vaccine manufacturers, @UNICEF, the @WorldBank, and others

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#COVAX is on track to deliver at least 2 billion #COVID19 doses by the end of the year, including at least 1.3 billion doses to 92 lower income economies in the @gavi COVAX Advanced Market Commitment

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Pending WHO emergency use listings, nearly 150 million doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford #COVID19 candidate vaccines are anticipated to be available by end of March 2021

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#COVAX announced the signing of an advance purchase agreement for up to 40 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech #COVID19 vaccine

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Lower your risk from #COVID19 by combining these 5⃣ precautions:
1⃣ Wear a mask 😷
2⃣ Clean your handsπŸ‘
3⃣ Keep physical distance πŸ“
4⃣ Cough/sneeze away into your elbow πŸ’ͺ
5⃣ Open windows as much as possible πŸͺŸ

We are #InThisTogether to beat #COVID19

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"It’s important we all remember that vaccines will complement but not replace the proven public health measures that have been shown to suppress transmission & save lives. We still have a lot of work to do, but the πŸ’‘ at the end of the tunnel continues to grow brighter"-@DrTedros

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"The commitment of the πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ to join COVAX, together with this new agreement with Pfizer/BioNTech, mean that we are closer to fulfilling the promise of COVAX. Today I’m pleased to be joined by Albert Bourla, the Chairman and CEO of Pfizer"-@DrTedros #ACTogether #COVID19

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"In my remarks to the #EB148 on Monday, I called on the international community to work together as one global family to ensure the vaccination of #healthworkers and older people is underway in all countries within the first 100 days of this year"-@DrTedros #ACTogether #COVID19

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"COVAX is on track to deliver 2 billion doses by the end of year. This agreement also opens the door for countries who are willing to share doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to donate them to COVAX and support rapid rollout"-@DrTedros #ACTogether #COVID19

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"Together, these announcements mean COVAX could begin delivering doses in February, provided we can finalize a supply agreement for the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, and emergency use listing for the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine"-@DrTedros #ACTogether #COVID19

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"Additionally, pending WHO emergency use listing, we expect almost 150 million doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford #COVID19 vaccine to be available for distribution by COVAX in the first quarter of this year"-@DrTedros #ACTogether

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"That’s why today I’m glad to announce that COVAX has signed an agreement with Pfizer/BioNTech for up to 40 million doses of its #COVID19 vaccine"-@DrTedros #ACTogether

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Media briefing on #COVID19 with @DrTedros

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