More than a year after the emergence of the Coronavirus, the World Health Organization said that the world “is still facing an unprecedented danger” as it has not taken measures to ensure that the same scenario does not occur again; This coincides with the issuance of senior analysts and experts warnings about the emergence of another new epidemic similar to the Coronavirus.
The chief analyst at the American National Interest Center, Harry Kazianis, warned of the emergence of another epidemic similar to the Coronavirus in China, indicating that the next epidemic could spread “at any time,” as long as no safety mechanisms or a specific strategy were taken to ensure Not to repeat what happened at the end of 2019 in China, according to Al-Arabiya network.
Kazianis’ statement coincides with the statements of investigators of the World Health Organization, on Monday, about the possibility of containing the Coronavirus when it appeared in China last year if the move was made more quickly by the side of China and the organization to deal with the pandemic.
A global health investigation team visiting China to know the origin of the Coronavirus said that the organization and China could have dealt with the epidemic faster. Still, unfortunately, the outbreak of the epidemic in a hidden way contributed greatly to its global spread, according to Agence France-Presse.
Global health experts’ investigation concluded that China and WHO should have moved faster when it appeared in December 2019.
So far, the number of Coronavirus infections recorded worldwide has exceeded the barrier of 95 million, while the number of deaths has reached 2,668,030 deaths. It is believed that the disease originated in an unspecified type of bat.
The United States is most affected by the epidemic, followed by Brazil, India, Mexico, and the United Kingdom (89,261). Simultaneously, the number of infections in China, the origin of the pandemic that introduced the globe in a horror movie, reached 89,454 cases, while the total deaths remained unchanged at 4,635.
In its second report, which is supposed to be presented, today, Tuesday, during a meeting of the World Health Organization, the Committee of Experts indicates that “Returning to the initial sequence of the first stage of the epidemic, we conclude that it was possible to move faster based on the first indicators.”
For his part, Garrett Griggsby, Director of Global Affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services, said that the WHO team of experts, which arrived in China to determine the origins of the Coronavirus, will not succeed in its mission unless it is provided with all the studies conducted in China on the genetic sequences associated with the virus. Animal testing results in and around Hubei Province, environmental samples from markets, and comparative analyzes of data and genetic samples.
In turn, the head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, warned Monday that the epidemic showed that human, animal, and plant health are intertwined, noting that “more than 70% of emerging diseases discovered in recent years are related to the transmission of infection from animal to person.”
He continued: “A year after the biggest crisis of our time, there is no doubt that we are still facing an unprecedented danger.”
Gebresus warned that the world would face a “catastrophic moral failure” if rich countries monopolize vaccines against the emerging coronavirus at emerging countries’ expense. According to statistics, more than 40 million doses of vaccines against the emerging coronavirus have been given in at least 60 countries or regions worldwide.
The recent emergence of fast-spreading SARS-Cove-2 variants makes the rapid and fair rollout of vaccines even more important, Ghebreyesus said. Tedros insisted that “there will be enough vaccine for everyone.”