W.H.O. Director Calls Predicting Date of Pandemic Peak in Brazil ‘Very Difficult’

The statement was made during a press conference when he was asked if it is possible to estimate when the disease will peak in Brazil.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Michael Ryan, executive director of the World Health Organization (W.H.O.), said predicting when the pandemic will peak in a country is "very difficult" because it hinges on the measures adopted to tackle the issue. The statement was made during a press conference after he was asked if it is possible to estimate when the disease will peak in Brazil.

Ryan said the virus "exploits" weaknesses in nations, such as the lack of adequate information. "There are no magical answers," he said, adding that action is needed "at all levels" to address the problem. "Look . . .

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