the head of the world health organization (who), Tedros Adan Ghebreyesus, said that the new wave of coronavirus can occur on the basis of “global interconnectedness”
ITU Pictures / wikimedia.org “the Virus is spreading very fast, faster than slowing down. Therefore, the restrictive measures should be removed slowly and this process must be monitored. That can’t happen at once”, – warned the Ghebreyesus
the head of the world health organization (who), Tedros Adan Ghebreyesus, said that the new wave of coronavirus can occur on the basis of “global interconnectedness”. According to him, which leads “Interfax”, the coronavirus spreads quickly and he’s ten times more deadly than swine flu H1N1 that caused a pandemic in 2009.
From January 2009 to August 2010, the swine flu has infected a total of more than 1.6 million people. Of these, only 18 449 cases being fatal. To stop the current coronavirus is possible only in the presence of an effective vaccine against it.
“the Virus is spreading very fast, faster than slowing down. Therefore, the restrictive measures should be removed slowly and this process must be monitored. That can’t happen at once”, – warned the Ghebreyesus.
He stressed that in crowded places coronavirus can spread much easier, and are reminded of measures to combat infection: early identification, testing, isolation, treatment and contact tracing. In addition, it is necessary to minimize the risk of outbreaks of coronavirus in medical institutions, as well as to take preventive measures in respect of the common areas that people need to visit, such as workplaces and schools.
Earlier, the who representative in Russia, Melita Vujnović reported that work on a vaccine against coronavirus are available in many countries. However, due to the duration of the process that includes the synthesis of the drug and careful clinical trials, the vaccine may appear not earlier than in a year.
meanwhile, the Executive Director of the who programme on emergency health Michael Ryan said that scientists are not yet enough data to answer the question of whether re-infected with coronavirus infection person who is already ill. It is reported by CNBC. According to Ryan, re-infection human viral infection, which he already had, is not uncommon. Usually this happens when the virus in the body was not completely destroyed.
In turn, leading specialist of the who coronavirus Maria van Kerkhove told about the data held in SHANGHAe study, which showed that part of cured patients there was no response to the antibody, while in others the level of response was high. But does this have a second part of the examined immune to re-infection, it is “another question,” said van Kerkhove. According to her, it is necessary to examine more recovered from coronavirus to understand whether I had been ill the immune system and how long he can protect people.
April 10, it became known that 91 resident of South Korea, which previously released from quarantine after recovering from coronavirus, repeated tests showed its presence. South Korean experts suggest that patients were not re-infected, and previously proved they have the virus activated again. A number of virologists and epidemiologists have speculated that the coronavirus may remain in a latent state in some cells of the human body, and later re-activated and attack the respiratory system.
At the beginning of April it became known that Russia has conducted tests of prototypes of vaccines against coronavirus in mice and ferrets, they have managed to create immunity against COVID-19. Now experts have begun testing in the lower primates, they will last until the end of April. Then begin preclinical trials, and by the summer the researchers hope to begin testing on humans. This phase of testing is difficult and is unlikely to be short.
the General Director of state scientific center of Virology and biotechnology “Vector” Rinat Maksyutov admitted that COVID-19 may become a seasonal disease and will always be in the human population by analogy with other coronaviruses, seasonal or seasonal influenza virus, but perhaps “with a little a large number of severe cases”.