Coronavirus Pandemic Will Be Over Within The Next Two Years?


Currently, there are twenty-three million active Covid19 cases. Several countries announced their highest cases of covid19 patients since the beginning of the pandemic in January. Most of these countries are hit with a second wave of coronavirus.

The World Health Organisation gathered in Geneva to confront the future of the coronavirus pandemic. Several aspects of the disease were discussed particularly the lack of personal protective wear for health workers and the hope of an elimination vaccine.

The head of WHO, Tedros Ghebreyesus acknowledged that covid19 was a challenging disease and highly disregarded the situation with health workers which should not happen in the future. He described the situation as murderous where most health workers are forced to work with minimal PPE risking their own lives to save others.

Tedros said the 1918 Spanish flu “took two years to stop” however the WHO predicts that the world can control coronavirus much quicker compared to its ancestor as we have advanced since 1918 now we have access to better technology. However, Tedros acknowledged due to the advancement of technology we also have better connectivity that has paved the way for the virus to spread effectively. Most countries have been hit by a second wave of coronavirus is due to foreign travels.

Overall, the World Health Organisation hopes the coronavirus pandemic will be shorter than the 1918 Spanish flu and last less than two years, WHO chief Tedros Ghebreyesus ended with, “if the world unites and succeeds in finding a vaccine”.