The representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Russia, Melita Voinovich, said that the Coronavirus (known also as COVID-19) will become an endemic virus in the future but with a low level of threat.
Voinovich added – according to the (Russia Today) news channel today, Tuesday, that even the use of a highly effective vaccine, does not guarantee to neutralize the virus or eliminate it completely.
And in order to obtain accurate and unambiguous conclusions, the behavior of the virus must be monitored over several seasons.
Voinovich explained that to determine the possible development of the situation related to the Coronavirus, experts must know the period during which vaccines provide immunity.
She stressed the need to conduct a detailed study of the effectiveness of vaccination programs around the world
However, Mike Ryan, the chief emergency expert at the WHO, warned that global deaths due to the Coronavirus are expected to exceed 100,000 per week.
Ryan indicated that the Americas region records about 47 percent of the current death toll, saying that the current situation of the pandemic is dynamic and variable, and the new strains have increased their complexity.
WHO announced that it is aware of Japan’s monitoring of a new strain of Coronavirus, expecting it to be more transmissible than its predecessors, but without an increase in the strength of the disease.
Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said: “Japan informed the organization last weekend that it had detected a new strain of the virus, and the more the virus spreads, the greater the possibility of new changes to it.
He affirmed, that the new strains increase the rate of transmission and this may lead to a jump in disease infections and the number of patients in hospitals.
Such developments raise major problems for medical personnel and hospitals that have approached the point of collapse.