The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the world could experience a more deadly virus that would sweep the globe.
Head of emergencies programme of the WHO, Dr. Mike Ryan who made this known in a statement on Tuesday, said the coronavirus pandemic is not necessarily the big one.
Ryan noted that what the world is experiencing at the moment, is a ‘wake-up call’ as we need to get our acts together.
“This [coronavirus] 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,” he said.
”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 we need to get our act together. We need to honour those we’ve lost by getting better at what we do every day,” he added.
He also stated that the introduction and distribution of vaccines even at high efficacy, is no guarantee of eliminating or eradicating an infectious disease.