Coronavirus might never go away, so populations around the world should be prepared to live with it, the World Health Organization, WHO has said.
As nations across the globe begin to ease lockdown restrictions imposed to curb its spread, WHO recently came out to say that the virus might never be wiped out entirely.
According to Michael Ryan, the WHO’s emergencies director, it is very hard to predict when the pandemic will be over since it might not go away just like the HIV disease that is still with us.
He added that the world will have to come to terms with the virus and live with it until a cure is found.
His words, “We have a new virus entering the human population for the first time and therefore it is very hard to predict when we will prevail over it,”
“This virus may become just another endemic virus in our communities and this virus may never go away,”
“HIV has not gone away — but we have come to terms with the virus.”
WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus added, “Many countries would like to get out of the different measures,”
“But our recommendation is still the alert at any country should be at the highest level possible.”