On Wednesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) executive director for the Health Emergencies Programme (HEP) Dr.Michael Ryan held a press conference in Geneva on COVID-19.
Dr.Michael Ryan stated –
I think it’s important to put this on the table: This virus may become just another endemic virus in our communities and this virus may never go away,
It is important that we be realistic and I don’t think anyone can predict when or if this disease will disappear.
He further shared his views as
massive opportunity for the world to turn a tragic pandemic into a beacon of hope for the future,
work together to solve our problems through solidarity, through trust, through working together and through a multilateral system that can actually benefit mankind.
In some senses, we have control over that future, but it’s going to take a massive effort to do it,
It’s going to need the political, the financial, the operational, the technical and the community support to be a success.
WHO COVID-19 technical lead Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove said that people are
in a state of feeling quite some despair,
WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said –
The trajectory is in our hands, and it’s everybody’s business, and we should all contribute to stop this pandemic.
Above all the statements are meant to make people as well as world nation’s leaders mentally prepared to tackle the pandemic positively.
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It is now evident for a common man that the pandemic is not going to end soon and may remain like HIV and other flues. There needs to be a massive effort to tackle the deadliest disease.
Also, we need to wait for an appropriate vaccine to counter this outbreak. The efforts as of now are just to stop the spread, but there is no cure for the COVID-19 till date.