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Und noch einmal alles von vorne. Weil wir es bisher nicht gelernt haben.

„I think what we’ve learnt in Ebola outbreaks is you need to react quickly, you need to go after the virus, you need to stop the chains of transmission, you need to engage with communities very deeply; community acceptance is hugely important.

You need to be co-ordinated, you need to be coherent, you need to look at the other sectoral impacts, the schools and security and economic. So it’s essentially many of those same lessons but the lessons I’ve learnt after so many Ebola outbreaks in my career are be fast, have no regrets; you must be the first mover. The virus will always get you if you don’t move quickly and you need to be prepared and I say this.
One of the great things in emergency response – and anyone who’s involved in emergency response will know this – if you need to be right before you move you will never win.
Perfection is the enemy of the good when it comes to emergency management. Speed trumps perfection and the problem in society we have at the moment is everyone is afraid of making a mistake, everyone is afraid of the consequence of error.
But the greatest error is not to move, the greatest error is to be paralysed by the fear of failure and I think that’s the single biggest lessons I’ve learnt in Ebola responses in the past.

Mike Ryan (WHO am 13. März 2020 (!))

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