A VACCINE IS 12-18 MONTHS AWAY! Half a million people infected; 20,000 dead THIS IS A HISTORIC TRIAL … We are one humanity, with one, common enemy. No country can fight alone; we can only fight together. We are only at the beginning of this fight COVID-19 Solidarity Fund has now received donations of more than US$ 108 million in just two weeks, from 203,000 individuals and organizations. Beware of scams, cyberattacks, and impersonation using WHO, and COVID-19 TERRIFIC HEADLINES opens this compilation by recalling a professional submission that today sounds very prophetic made by that genius – Kofi Annan in his valedictory speech delivered as the United Nations Secretary-General at the Truman Presidential Museum and Library in Independence, Missouri. It touches on the second of his five-point lessons that Kofi Annan left behind for the global community. It reads in part: ‘’My second lesson is that we are not only all responsible for each other’s security. We are also, in some measure, responsible for each other’s welfare. ”Global solidarity is both necessary and possible. ‘’It is necessary because without a measure of solidarity no society can be truly stable, and no one’s prosperity truly secure. That applies to national societies – as all the great industrial democracies learned in the 20th century – but it also applies to the increasingly integrated global market economy we live in.’’ TERRIFIC HEADLINES now yield the space to the Director-General of the World Health Organization who gives a daily briefing on CORONAVIRUS. There are now more than half a million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and more than 20,000 deaths. These are tragic numbers, but let’s also remember that around the world, more than 100,000 people have recovered. Yesterday, I had the honour of addressing an extraordinary meeting of leaders from the G20 countries. My message was threefold: we must fight, unite and ignite. Fight to stop the virus with every resource at our disposal; Unite to confront the pandemic together. We are one humanity, with one, common enemy. No country can fight alone; we can only fight together. And ignite the industrial might and innovation of the G20 to produce and distribute the tools needed to save lives. VIRAL OTBREAKS ARE A FACT OF LIFE: We must also make a promise to future generations, saying never again. Viral outbreaks are a fact of life. How much damage they do is something we can influence….