The novel coronavirus changed our entire lives, and the daily routine is now governed by fear and uncertainty regarding tomorrow. World cases surpassed 5 million, and we’re still counting while the whole world is waiting for a vaccine.
There’s been a lot of speculation regarding a potential vaccine, and when we finally see one, so we can go on with our lives as close to normal as possible.
Now, according to the latest reports, it’s been revealed that a top US expert said recently that governments should not be counting on a successful vaccine being developed anytime soon when they decided whether to ease restrictions imposed in order to curb this pandemic.
The best way to manage the COVID-19 disease
The NYPost reported that Williams Haseltine, who is an important researcher of cancer, HIV/AIDS, and human genome projects, said the best approach that we have available today is managing the disease via careful tracing of infections and struct isolation measures.
Regarding the potential time when a COVID-19 vaccine could be developed, he said, “I wouldn’t count on it.”
It’s really important to note the fact that vaccines that have been previously developed for other types of coronavirus have failed to protect the mucous membranes in the nose where the virus is typically entering the body, according to his opinion.
He made sure to highlight the fact that even without an effective treatment or vaccine, the virus can be controlled by identifying infections and finding people who have been exposed to the virus and isolating them.
He also made sure to highlight the importance of wearing masks, washing your hands, and keep surfaces clean. Also, it’s important to maintain social distancing.
In other news, experts came up with an idea for a mask that would “capture and deactivate” SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.