WHO: coronavirus can become a constant infection that kills people every year
Perhaps the coronavirus will never disappear and simply join the viruses that kill people around the world every year, said Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of the emergency program of the World Health Organization, on May 13. CNN.
“The coronavirus could become another endemic virus and will never go away. HIV has not disappeared, ”Ryan said.
“I am not comparing the two diseases, but I think it is important to be realistic. I'm not sure if anyone can predict when this disease will go away, and whether it will go away at all, ”the doctor added.
“We may have a chance of killing the virus with a vaccine, but this vaccine must be available, it must be very effective and suitable for everyone,” Ryan says. "The disease may develop into a long-term problem, but it may not be."
However, the WHO epidemiologist for infectious diseases, Dr. Maria van Kerkkhove, believes that the future of coronavirus need not be bleak.
“The trajectory of this outbreak is in our hands,” said van Kerkhove during a briefing on 13 May.
“The global community has come together to work in solidarity,” she said. - We saw how countries control this virus. We've seen countries take action on public health. ”
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhan Gebreisus endorsed the opinion of van Kerkkhove and added: “We all must contribute to ending this pandemic.”
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