Covid-19: WHO chief Tedros alerts worst of Coronavirus outbreak yet ahead of us
The Chief of World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned that it is not possible at the moment to conclude that menaces posed by the coronavirus out break is ceasing, on the other hand the worst has yet to come.
WHO chief’s statement has come amidst the apprehension that after relaxing the lockdown there may be reckless gathering of the public and precautions taken so far in curbing the coronavirus spread would be wasted. It has been reported that many countries may have started relaxing the lockdown after different sectors of the community have made the call to remove restrictions in the wake of economic slowdown.
“Trust us. The worst is yet ahead of us,” Tedros said. “Let’s prevent this tragedy. It’s a virus that many people still don’t understand.”
However Tedros did not clarify the reason for his statement.
Referring the Spanish flu in 1918 Tedros also said ““It has a very dangerous combination and this is happening in hundred years for the first time again, like the 1918 flu that killed up to 100 million people,” he told reporters in Geneva. “But now we have technology, we can prevent that disaster; we can prevent that kind of crisis.”
Earlier, Articles published by various experts on different portals had warned that the impact of the coronavirus crisis might linger till 2022. In one of such articles published by Bloomberg News, Harvard researchers alerted that some sort of social distancing against COVID-19 may be needed even in 2022.
One-time social distancing would not be effective and may not make any considerable change in the severity of the impact of the disease writes Marc Lipsitch and colleagues from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health in Science. In fact, there are chances of resurgence of the disease more worryingly as SARS-CoV-2 could revive through 2024.