Bruce Aylward

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WHO: Don’t expect travel bans, ‘Mother Nature’ to beat virus

Dr. Bruce Aylward, who led a WHO team in China during the raging COVID-19 outbreak there last month, said in an interview that travel bans “generally aren’t part of the armamentarium you bring to bear on something like this.”

“What we found, as a general principle – not a general principle, a pretty robust principle – is that it doesn’t help to to restrict movement,” Aylward, a former WHO emergencies chief, said outside a room at agency headquarters devoted to the outbreak. “What you’re really interested in is: Where is the virus? The viruses in the cases, the viruses in their close contacts.”

Source: msn