The SARS-CoV-2 virus has been spreading and evolving as it keeps infecting unvaccinated humans worldwide. Statistics show that there are many countries with low vaccination levels, and it is most likely that the virus will keep mutating and new variants will keep emerging. Many health experts believe that vaccination alone cannot eradicate the new coronavirus, especially since emerging countries have yet to receive enough Covid-19 vaccine doses. Much like the flu and other viruses, the new coronavirus will stay with us, and humans need to adapt.
WHO: the Covid-19 virus is unlikely to be eradicated
During the most recent press conference held by WHO, representatives Dr. Mike Ryan and Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove mentioned that the Covid-19 virus might keep evolving and become like the flu, influenza, and other pandemic viruses. This is not the first time health experts say that the virus is unlikely to be eradicated. The Israel vaccine czar, Salman Zarka, has already said that the virus will stay with us and that the world will have to live with it. He also asked people to prepare for a fourth Covid-19 vaccine dose.
The White House chief medical advisor has the same opinion
Dr. Anthony Fauci, White House chief medical advisor, also believes that the virus will stay with us, and the world will have to live with it. The CEO of the Covid019 vaccine Moderna, Stephane Bancel, agrees.
During the press conference, Dr. Ryan and Dr. Van Kerkhove mentioned that the world did have a chance to end the pandemic at the beginning, back in 2019. The experts also agree that things could have been different if better measures would have been taken at a global level. For now, the reality is, there are still many people who refuse the Covid-19 vaccine and countries where vaccines are not available for the general population yet.