Coronavirus May Never Completely End, Says WHO
World Health Organisation has said that the novel coronavirus may never end completely, adding that humans and systems must learn to live with it.
The WHO said that it might never be eradicated completely, in reference to the businesses and industries reopening all around the world and the regulations put in place by the government to curb the spread of coronavirus.
Covid-19 first started spreading from Wuhan in China late last year and has since infected more than 4.2 million people and killed nearly 300,000 worldwide.
“We have a new virus entering the human population for the first time and therefore it is very hard to predict when we will prevail over it,” said Michael Ryan, the WHO’s emergencies director.
“This virus may become just another endemic virus in our communities and this virus may never go away,” he told a virtual press conference in Geneva.
The WHO also suggested that the lifting of lockdowns might trigger a second wave of the virus spraed.
“Our recommendation is still the alert at any country should be at the highest level possible,” said WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Ryan also said that a full recovery was a ‘long way to go’ insisting that there is no escaping the regulations.
“There is some magical thinking going on that lockdowns work perfectly and that unlocking lockdowns will go great. Both are fraught with dangers,” the Irish epidemiologist said.
He reiterated that Covid-19 is bringing out the best in us, but it’s also bringing out some of the worst.
“People feel empowered to take out their frustrations on individuals who are purely trying to help.
“These are senseless acts of violence and discrimination that must be resisted.”
He also insisted that in finding a way to conquer the virus was a chance for humanity to take major step forward by finding a vaccine and making it widely accessible.