According to the WHO, Covid-19 may never be totally eradicated, in particular because of the variants of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. Explanations.
The Covid-19 epidemic is now part of our lives: the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus burst into our daily lives at the end of 2019, and the virus is now circulating all over the planet. Hence the question that torments us: when is it going to stop?
Bad news: the World Health Organization (WHO) is now pessimistic. This Friday, September 10, 2021, Hans Kluge, the director of the WHO, explained that due to the emergence of new variants of Covid-19, vaccination would probably not be enough to permanently eliminate the disease.
It is in particular question of the Delta variant, judged “more transmissible and more viral“by the health authorities: it would indeed be 60% more contagious than the” initial “strain of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
The Covid-19 could “stay with us, like the flu”
If, in May 2021, the WHO estimated that “the pandemic will be[it] finished when we have reached a minimum immunization coverage of 70%“, this objective no longer seems relevant today:”this brings us to the point where the primary objective of vaccination is above all to prevent severe forms of disease and death“said Hans Kluge at a press conference.
“If we consider that the Covid will continue to mutate and stay with us, like the flu, then we must anticipate how to gradually adapt our vaccination strategy to endemic transmission, and acquire very valuable knowledge on the impact of additional doses.“added the director of WHO.
Which reminds us that a high level of vaccination remains important in the world, “to reduce the pressure on our health systems which desperately need to treat diseases other than Covid“…
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