More than half of humanity has been put under some form of lockdown since the coronavirus crisis began. WHO has said we have to accept the fact that coronavirus may become endemic and never go away. Coronavirus may never go away and populations around the world will have to learn to live with it, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned Wednesday.
As countries are beginning to gradually lift the Lockdown, the World Health Organization warned that wiping out COVID19 completely might not be possible.
Michael Ryan, director WHO health emergency program, said that the coronavirus may become another endemic virus in the community and may never go away. He said, just like the HIV has never gone away, there’s no clue as to when the novel coronavirus will disappear.
“HIV has never gone away. But we have found ways for those who have HIV to live long and healthy lives for a longer period of time. We have to be realistic, we don’t know when the disease will disappear. If we can find a highly effective vaccine that we can distribute to everyone in the world who need it, we could have a shot at eliminating it [coronavirus],” Ryan said.
Almost 100 potential vaccines have been developed and gone through several clinical trials. However, experts have spoken about the difficulty of finding one that is effective against coronavirus.
More than half of humanity has been put under some form of lockdown since the coronavirus crisis began. But the WHO warned there was no way to guarantee that easing the restrictions would not trigger a second wave of infections.
If you can get the day-to-day number to the lowest possible level and get as much virus out of the community as possible, then when you open, you will tend to have less transmission or much less risk. If you reopen in the presence of a high degree of virus transmission, then that transmission may accelerate,” Sputnik quoted Ryan as saying.
“Many countries would like to get out of the different measures,” said WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. “But our recommendation is still the alert at any country should be at the highest level possible.” So, there is a “long, long way to go” on the path to returning to normal, also that countries would have to stay the course.
The World Health Organization’s special representative for coronavirus, David Nabarro, said the coronavirus vaccine would take at least two and a half years to reach the world’s population. It is estimated that it takes at least eighteen months to develop a safe and effective vaccine. He said it would take one more year to produce and then bring it to 7.8 billion people worldwide.
Also, he has said India had made a bold decision by declaring a nationwide disruption and warned that cities such as Mumbai, Chennai, and Delhi, which are increasingly crowded, would have to follow the social gap for longer than expected.
While the number of corona sufferers is rising in India, 50 to 70 percent of them do not show any coronal symptoms, according to government data. A person with strong immunity may not know affected by the corona. But experts believe he can spread the disease to others. The vast majority of India coronavirus patients have no or no signs of thinning. Since this is the biggest challenge, you need to create a special prevention plan. It can be tough to isolate people who have no symptoms and lose their income.