The best Quotes by Tedros Ghebreyesus

The best Quotes by Tedros Ghebreyesus

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (born 3 March 1965) is an Ethiopian public health official, researcher, and the Director-General of the World Health Organization since 2017. Tedros is the first African to become WHO Director-General, receiving an endorsement for the role by the African Union.

We should work across party lines, across religious lines. We shouldn't waste time pointing fingers.
(as Director-General of the WHO) - April 2020
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We have therefore made the assessment that COVID-19 can be characterized as a pandemic.
(as Director-General of the WHO) - March 2020
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Together, we are powerful. Containment starts with you. Our greatest enemy right now is not the Coronavirus itself. It’s fear, rumours and stigma. And our greatest assets are facts, reason and solidarity.
(as Director-General of the WHO) - February 2020
We now have a name for the disease and it's COVID-19.
(as Director-General of the WHO) - February 2020
In the last few days the progress of the Coronavirus, especially in some countries, especially human-to-human transmission, worries us. Although the numbers outside China are still relatively small, they hold the potential for a much larger outbreak.
(as Director-General of the WHO) - January 2020
Ebola taught us a valuable lesson: Global health security is only as strong as its weakest link.
Tobacco not only wrecks health and health systems; it’s a drain on economies and the environment.
(as Director-General of the WHO) - March 2018

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Last year, Covid-19 kept us apart. This year, we are finally together again.
Joe Biden - March 2022, State of the Union Address
This pandemic is exhausting all of us. We're tired of it. But it doesn't help. We have to face it together and, in many cases, practice social distancing.
Olaf Scholz - December 2021
Most likely, by the end of this winter, everyone in Germany will be either vaccinated, recovered, or dead.
Jens Spahn - November 2021
There will not be another lockdown.
Olaf Scholz - August 2021, Kanzler-Triell #1
I recommend taking the vaccines. I happen to take the vaccine - if it doesn't work you'll be the first to know.
Donald Trump - August 2021
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We all want normality back, but we don't get normality back by ourselves - we only get it as a community and that's why we need to get more people vaccinated. Every vaccination is a small step towards normality for everyone.
Angela Merkel - July 2021
If we can't reopen our society in the next few weeks when we will be helped by the arrival of summer and the school holidays, we must ask ourselves "when will we be able to reopen?"
Boris Johnson - July 2021
After I promised 200 million Covid-19 shots in the first 100 days, we will have provided over 220 million Covid shots in those hundred days. Thanks to the help of all of you.
Joe Biden - April 2021, Speech to Congress
We have to act now. Now. In all areas.
Lothar Wieler (as President of the Robert Koch Institute) - April 2021
And on Monday the 12th I will be going to the pub myself - and cautiously but irreversibly raising a pint of beer to my lips.
Boris Johnson - April 2021
We can't keep up this strict lockdown for all of winter. Our society couldn't stand that.
Jens Spahn - February 2021
Normally developing a vaccine takes up to 10 years. We developed a vaccine in just nine months. We've already begun a nationwide vaccination program, and we’re sending the vaccine all over the world. The world will benefit will benefit, and everybody’s calling to thank me.
Donald Trump - New Year Eve’s address 2020/21
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In 2021, we will continue our fight against Covid-19 with a renewed sense of hope. Canadians have already started to receive doses of safe and effective vaccines.
Justin Trudeau - New Year Eve’s address 2020/21
The first few months of the year will be difficult until at least the spring. Hope is there in this vaccine that human ingenuity has brought about in just one year.
Emmanuel Macron - New Year Eve’s address 2020/21
The painful events that humanity had to suffer through during the past year, especially the pandemic, show how important it is for us to care for others and to be compassionate.
Pope Francis - New Year Eve’s address 2020/21
A safe and effective vaccine will be available to all Australians and will be a key step in our recovery in 2021.
Scott Morrison - New Year Eve’s address 2020/21
There's no denying that the coming days and weeks will be tough for our country - and that the situation won't change for some time.
Angela Merkel - New Year Eve’s address 2020/21
Today, we open a new chapter in fighting Covid-19.
Ursula von der Leyen - December 2020, about the authorization of the Biontech/Pfizer vaccine in the EU
If we don't practice enough social distancing before Christmas and then realize, it has been the last Christmas with our grandparents, we will be full of regrets.
Angela Merkel - December 2020
Today, we'll pass another grim milestone in this pandemic: 200,000 American lives lost.
Joe Biden - September 2020, via Twitter
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I wanted to always play it down. I still like playing it down, because I don't want to create a panic.
Donald Trump (as President of the United States of America) - March 2020
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We have more [Corona-]cases because we do the greatest testing. If we didn't do testing, we'd have no cases.
Donald Trump (as President of the United States of America) - June 2020
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More than anything, this pandemic has fully, finally torn back the curtain on the idea that so many of the folks in charge know what they're doing.
Barack Obama - May 2020
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2000 was 20 years ago... which is really weird because 1980 was also 20 years ago.
What did I learn in 2021? I learned that nobody learned anything in 2020.
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Everytime someone says 2020 can't get worse the entire universe responds with "Bet".
Even as we reflect on this darkest of years, we can see light ahead.
Nicola Sturgeon - New Year Eve’s address 2020/21
Years from now - we're gonna be like: 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022...
"Hey, you missed..."
"No! We don't talk about that one anymore."
To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election.
William Barr - December 2020
Okay, that's enough 2020. It's time for 2021.
I sincerely wish him all the best and am happy to work together with President Biden.
Angela Merkel - November 2020
While I may be the first woman in this office, I will not be the last.
Kamala Harris (as Vice President-elect) - November 2020
It is with great honor and humility that I accept this nomination for President of the United States of America.
Joe Biden - November 2020
Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times.
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I wish to live to 150 years old, but the day I die, I wish it to be with a cigarette in one hand and a glass of whiskey in the other.
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So smoking is the perfect way to commit suicide without actually dying. I smoke because it's bad, it's really simple.
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When I was a boy, it never occurred to me that one day I might participate at the birthday of a German Chancellor. But that was before I knew that smoking four packs of cigarettes and consuming ten Coca-Colas a day guaranteed longevity.
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Nadia: "Drinking, smoking, doing drugs..."
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