WHO administrative official Dr. Michael Ryan announces that it can take years before developing global immunity against Coronavirus if no vaccine is made available. New strains and clusters of the SARS-CoV-2 virus are appearing all around the world. Nations are struggling to balance economies, while a second wave of the attack is impending. The virus can be around us for a long time.
Authorities in Wuhan, China is currently busy all 11 million residents of the area as new infections start to surface. A top World Health Organization official confirmed that the virus is here to stay. The Coronavirus might never go away, says Dr. Michael Ryan. Without a vaccine, however, it becomes difficult for humans to survive in such conditions. The current research shows the world where we stand with respect to COVID-19.
Dr. Mike Ryan, the head of the World Health Organization emergencies program, said that the novel coronavirus may become ‘another endemic virus in our communities’ and ‘may never go away’ https://t.co/vnfbFP3LDr pic.twitter.com/vUDJaGMHDn
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Coronavirus pandemic: learning to live with the virus
The first part for us is to accept the fate of humanity, even though it is temporary. This is not the first time, an endemic is living with us in society. Other novel infections like HIV, still don’t have any vaccinations even after 40 years. However, we may not lose hope, because a coronavirus cure may be just around the corner. But till then, we need to live this way, accepting the virus and learning to live with it.
It is a hard task to complete for all countries, but it is not an impossible task. Adhering to strict social distancing policies, and aggressive containment procedures will help quarantine the virus to a major effect. Many countries will be discussing the possibility of relaxations and allow return of migrants.
Many online contact tracing tools will also help to identify COVID-19 hotspots. Overall, we need to adapt to the nature of the virus in order to win against it. Let us know what you think of it in the comments section below!
Suryapratim Ray is an engineer, author, robotics hobbyist, and an active Quoran. Being a technical blogger, he covers the good, bad, and ugly of science on a regular basis at Sciencenews18. In addition to his passion for writing, he’s equally keen on learning classical music.