The World Health Organization (WHO) have given a terrifying warning that the world must prepare as future pandemics could be even harder to cope with.
The much respected Dr Mark Ryan, the head of the WHO emergencies pregame said that Covid is likely to become an endemic.
Dr Ryan warned, “I will say one thing, which may come as a shock to people.
“This pandemic has been very severe. It has spread around the world extremely quickly and has affected every corner of this planet.
“But this is not necessarily the big one.This virus is very transmissible.
“It kills people and it has deprived so many people of loved ones. But its current case fatalities is reasonably low in comparison to other emerging diseases.
“This is a wake-up call. We are learning, now, how to do things better: science, logistics, training and governance, how to communicate better.
“But the planet is fragile. We live in an increasingly complex global society. These threats will continue.
“If there is one thing we need to take from this pandemic, with all of the tragedy and loss, is we need to get our act together.
“We need to get ready for something that may even be more severe in future. We need to honour those we’ve lost by getting better at what we do every day.”
Epidemiologist Dr MariaVan Kerkhove also said the new mutant variant of coronavirus should be a “wake-up call” to the world.
Dr Van Kerkhove said, “You’ve heard everyone here say that these mutations will continue to happen. We need even more resolve.
“I know everyone is tired and fed up with this and wants this to be over. Vaccines are coming online. This is an incredibly powerful tool.
“We cannot lose this battle now. We are all in this together and we need to reduce transmission everywhere we can.
“With these variants… all of these Sars-Cov-2 viruses can be controlled with the measures that we have in place, with adherence to the measures that we have, with the tools that we have in our toolbox.”