Don’t know about you, but my head is spinning with new information about coronavirus. What is happening today in the world, what are confronted daily by doctors and patients – really scary. But even worse is getting from just thinking about what COVID-19 with us forever. As so often happens, will have to look fear in the face – as stated during the conference, the Financial Times chief scientific officer of the world health organization (who), Soumya Swaminathan, coronavirus, may not be able to eradicate. Swaminathan warned that the pandemic could “potentially become worse” before you change for the better. A new virus that first hit the human body are still poorly understood, and therefore to predict when we will gain the victory over him is not easy. Thus, the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 could become another endemic virus like HIV, which, as we know, is still with us.
When you invent a vaccine against the coronavirus?
Unfortunately, the situation is that we have to be realistic. This means that hardly anyone will be able to predict when and exactly how we will win COVID-19. Despite the good news about the development and testing of vaccines, the experts who highlight the difficulties faced by scientists. Recall that currently more than 100 potential vaccines, some of them are already undergoing clinical trials. And yet, the hope for the emergence of vaccine COVID-19 rightly so, despite the fact that measles is eradicated failed due to vaccination in some time the world almost forgot about its existence. But over smallpox, we have won a very real victory.
Everyone needs to contribute in stopping this pandemic. The trajectory is in our hands.
The head of the world health organization, tedros adhanom Ghebreyesus.
Scientists around the world working on a vaccine, at an accelerated pace move on to trials in humans. To eradicate coronavirus as a threat to humanity is much more complex than just to develop a vaccine, experts say, because the vaccine needs to be developed and distributed on a massive scale. However, some viruses against which vaccines are available, not completely eliminate. Measles, tuberculosis and seasonal flu has a vaccine, but either they are not universal, or not fully effective.
Endemic infection is infection, pathogens which reside in a particular area — for example, endemic cholera in India or malaria in subtropical Africa.
The Director of the National Institute of Allergy and infectious diseases Anthony Fauci has repeatedly spoken out about the fact that despite the presence of the candidates (successful vaccination), there is also the possibility of negative consequences when some types of vaccines can actually amplify the negative effects of infection. Vaccine effectiveness is a big unknown and we don’t have to forget about it.
Let me remind you, in January, Fauci predicted that a new vaccine against coronavirus may be developed in the next 12-18 months. But it is important to understand that this is a very ambitious figures. Experience shows that the fastest time that has been able to develop a vaccine within four years. That’s how much time it took to develop the vaccine against mumps.
So even if a vaccine will be developed and its safety and efficacy can prove it will take at least a few months to produce it in sufficient quantities. To stop the spread of the virus, it is necessary not only to produce the billions of doses, but also distribute them. Of who has the strongest immunity to the new coronavirus, read the article of the chief editor iteleport.net Renata Grishina.
The consequences of a pandemic
So, the vaccine probably will not be soon, and experts who, among other things, is seriously concerned about the threat of the second wave, which in many countries is expected to fall. But what does this mean for us and for the economy? The governments of this world seek the answer to the question of how to help the economy in conditions of containment of the virus. I note that at the time of this writing, the number of infected COVID-19 exceeded four million, and the number of deaths of many more than 300 000. To always be aware of the development of the situation with the new coronavirus, subscribe to our channel to Google News.
As writes Today, the European Union insists on the gradual opening of borders between countries that were closed because of the pandemic. Politicians believe that it is not too late to save some of the summer tourist season, while maintaining the safety of people. But how exactly will be implemented is unknown safety, which also concerned experts in public health, so as to prevent the recurrence of extreme caution necessary. The only thing that is not questioned, it is the understanding that the way out of the pandemic will take time.
Furthermore, coronavirus can become a permanent part of our lives. It is not excluded that we will have to learn to live with it. For example, in the case of HIV, we found the methods of treatment and prevention so people don’t feel so scared as before. Today, it is important to be realistic, so that option “coronavirus with us forever” should be considered seriously.