WHO declared Corona as Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). WHO emergencies director Dr Mike Ryan warned against virus would disappear said that the coronavirus “may never go away”.
Even if the vaccine is found, it is mammoth task to make out reach to the commoners/
Almost 300,000 people worldwide are reported to have died with coronavirus, and more than 4.3m cases recorded.
“It is 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,” Dr Ryan told the virtual press conference from Geneva.
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stressed it was still possible to control the virus, with effort.
“The trajectory is in our hands, and it’s everybody’s business, and we should all contribute to stop this pandemic,” he said.
The good news is that there has been a great deal of success in slowing the virus and ultimately saving lives.
WHO epidemiologist Maria van Kerkhove also told the briefing: “We need to get into the mindset that it is going to take some time to come out of this pandemic.”