- WHO states that Coronavirus probably can’t be eliminated.
- The world could possibly face future flare-ups of the virus if proper measures aren’t taken.
- WHO’s chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated that some regions have successfully contained the intense coronavirus pandemic.
- Two WHO experts have been sent to China to speculate the origin of the virus.
The year of 2020 seems to be getting better day by day. Recently it was reported that one of WHO’s officials stated that the coronavirus probably can’t be eliminated.
On Friday, WHO’s Emergency Program Chief, Michael Ryan, said during one of WHO’s regular briefings.
“In the current situation, it is unlikely we can eradicate the virus”.
If drastic surges in infections could be brought under control, then the world could “potentially avoid the worst of having second peaks and having to move backwards in terms of a lockdown”, he added.
WHO’s chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus offered a word of optimism. He provided some examples of those regions where the virus has successfully been contained. This shows that even if the Covid 19 pandemic is “very intense”, it can still be brought under control.
However, Tedros informed that the positive cases have more than doubled over the last six weeks. It is reported that more than 12.3 million people are Covid positive. The virus has also killed more than 555,000 people in the last seven months.
Many health experts are of the view that the actual number of positive cases are higher than what the reports state.
The cases may go unreported due to a variety of reasons, such as, testing shortages, the lack of government transparency and the attribution of Covid 19 deaths related to health complications.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus later stated during a news conference: “Two WHO experts are currently en route to China to meet with fellow scientists and learn about the progress made in understanding the animal reservoir for COVID-19 and how the disease jumped between animals and humans.”
The two WHO experts have left for China in order to further study the origins of the pandemic, which has caused over thousands of deaths world-wide.
The two experts specialise in animal health and epidemiology. They will work with the Chinese Scientists to understand the scope and itinerary of the investigation, WHO Spokesperson Margaret Harris stated, refusing to name them.
Meanwhile, it was officially acknowledged by WHO that the coronavirus has the likelihood of being transmitted through air. The spread can be through crowded, closed or poorly ventilated places, after the possibility was initially dismissed.
What are your thoughts on this? Comment down below!