The World Health Organization (WHO) warned this Monday that, despite the severity of the crisis in COVID-19, which caused more than 1.7 million deaths, We must prepare for other “worse” pandemics.
“It’s just a red flag,” warned Michael Ryan, Emergency Director of the WHO, at the last press conference of the year of this United Nations agency.
“This pandemic has been very harsh. It circulated around the world very quickly and affected every corner of the planet, but it has not necessarily been the worst,” warned Ryan, who throughout his career faced other even more deadly diseases .
He coronavirus “it is transmitted very easily and kills people”, but “its mortality levels are relatively low compared to other emerging diseases“Ryan recalled, what to do” that we prepare in the future for something that is even worse.
Your partner and advisor to the WHO, Bruce Aylward, supported this same thesis by stating that despite scientific progress in the fight against COVID-19With the creation of vaccines in record time, humanity is very unprepared for the threat of future pandemics.
“We are in the second and third waves of the virus and we are not yet able to control it,” Aylward lamented during the press conference.
“Although we are better prepared, we are still not enough for the current (pandemic), and even less for the future ones,” he added.
(With information from AFP)