RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - “We must focus on containment while doing everything we can to prepare for a potential pandemic."

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom conceded on Monday that what is today an epidemic -- the Covid-19 or Wuhan coronavirus -- will most likely turn into something bigger. "We cannot paralyze the world, and it is unrealistic to say that it is possible to stop transmission between countries. There will probably be epidemics in several, but it can be contained," said Michael Ryan, director of the international organization's Emergency Program.

The outlook has changed rapidly in a matter of days . . .

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