The World Health Organization (WHO) head said that he hopes the COVID-19 pandemic will be over in less than 2 years.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus spoke in Geneva and said that the Spanish flu of 1918 also ended within 2 years. He said that the present advance tech will help in overcoming this virus “in a shorter time”, as reported by BBC.
He said, “Of course with more connectiveness, the virus has a better chance of spreading.”
Adding, “But at the same time, we have also the technology to stop it, and the knowledge to stop it.”
Back in 1918, the flu killed at least 50m people. 800,000 people have died from coronavirus so far. Almost 23 million people have been infected.
A member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) in U.K Prof Sir Mark Walport said that coronavirus is “going to be with us forever in some form or another”.
Adding, “So, a bit like flu, people will need re-vaccination at regular intervals.”
Dr. Tedros said that the corruption done regarding the personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies were not just “unacceptable”. He described it as “murder”.
In response to a question he said, “If health workers work without PPE, we’re risking their lives. And that also risks the lives of the people they serve.”
Allegations of corruption were put in South Africa, Kenya, and other countries as well.