This is a message pessimistic that comes to pass the world health Organization. While the race for the vaccine is raging to control the outbreak of coronavirus, the WHO director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, explained that a cure could... never to be found. "There is no panacea, and there will perhaps never be ", he said during a press conference in line.
" The clinical trials give us hope. This does not necessarily mean that we will have a vaccine effective", in particular on the duration, he said. But this novel coronavirus can also be controlled, he said, including strength of gestures barriers, "best practices" and " engagement policy ". The emergency committee of who, which met Friday, "has been very clear : when leaders work closely with the populations, this disease can be mastered," he pointed out.
" It is necessary to contain the outbreaks ", " test, isolate and treat patients, search and quarantine their contacts ", but also " inform ", stressed the leader, urging the population to continue to comply with the actions barriers (physical distance, wearing a mask, hygiene...) to break the chains of trasmission of the new coronavirus. "The message to people and to governments is : do it all. And continue when it is under control ! ", he started, after pointing out that " several countries that appeared to have spent the most hard connaiss(have) new outbreaks ".
More than 18 million cases in the world
The pandemic has killed at least 689 758 deaths in the world since the end of December, according to a report drawn up by the Agence France-Press on Monday. More than 18 million cases have been officially recorded, of which at least 10.5 million have been cured. On 10 July, the WHO has sent in China, an epidemiologist and a specialist in animal health for an exploratory mission prior to the start of an investigation that the UN organization for health wants to lead on the origin of the virus, which emerged in China in late 2019. This preparatory work is now completed.
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The vast majority of researchers agree that the novel coronavirus Sars-CoV-2 – at the origin of the pandemic is without doubt born in the bat, but scientists believe that it is passed by another species prior to transfer to humans. It is this piece of the puzzle that the international scientific community and WHO hope to discover in order to better understand what happened, to better target the practices to risk and avoid a new pandemic.