The World Health Organisation, WHO, has warned that the world should brace up for a more deadly virus than the coronavirus.
This was disclosed on Wednesday by the Head of the WHO emergencies programme, Dr Mike Ryan, who also added that although the COVID-19 pandemic has been very severe, it was not yet the big one.
Ryan, in a press conference, said: “This is a wake-up call. We are learning, now, how to do things better: science, logistics, training and governance, how to communicate better. But the planet is fragile.
“We live in an increasingly complex global society. These threats will continue. If there is one thing we need to take from this pandemic, with all of the tragedy and loss, is that we need to get our act together. We need to honour those we’ve lost by getting better at what we do every day.
“This pandemic has been very severe; it has affected every corner of this planet. But this is not necessarily the big one,” he stated.
The COVID-19 pandemic has so far sickened 82.6 million persons worldwide out of which 1.8 million have died.