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‘The next pandemic may be even more severe’, cautions WHO

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  • COVID-19 isn’t really the enormous one, says WHO’s Dr Mike Ryan.
  • United Kingdom and South Africa are doing studies to identify new variations of the coronavirus.
  • WHO boss says we should guarantee that nations are not rebuffed for straightforwardly sharing new findings.

PARIS: The world requirements to start thinking responsibly and get ready for the following pandemic which might be considerably more serious, the World Health Organization cautioned on Monday.

In the last press preparation of the year, Dr Mike Ryan, top of the WHO Emergencies Program, said the Covid pandemic has spread far and wide very rapidly and influenced each edge of the planet.

“But this is not necessarily the big one,” he added, “The [COVID-19] virus is very transmissible and it kills people, yet its current fatality is reasonably low in comparison to other emerging diseases. So, this is a wake-up call.”

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The specialist focused on the requirement for nations to be outfitted to manage future pandemics.

“If there is one thing we need to take from this pandemic, with all of the tragedy and loss, it is that we need to get our act together. We need to get ready for something which may be even more severe in the future.”

Mutant variants

In a similar instructions, the WHO boss Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told columnists that the association is learning new things about the infection each day.

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He talked about the new variations of the Covid distinguished in the United Kingdom and South Africa, which he said was conceivable because of the two nations doing epidemiologic and research facility studies.

“Only if countries are testing effectively will you be able to pick up variants and adjust strategies to cope”, said the WHO boss. “We must ensure that countries are not punished for transparently sharing new scientific findings”.

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