Weekly Press Briefing on COVID-19: Director's Opening Remarks, October 14, 2020

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Since the pandemic began more than nine months ago, we have known that to beat this virus, we must transform our public health response. We need public health measures to prevent community transmission; fast, accurate and affordable diagnostic tests to determine when someone has been infected with COVID 19; we need new medicines to help COVID patients get better and, ultimately, a safe and effective vaccine. Today, I am happy to report that one of these breakthroughs has arrived – and it could be a gamechanger for our region.