UN: The World Health Organization on Wednesday said the novel coronavirus “may never go away” and that people will have to learn to live with it. Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, has infected a total of 43.47 lakh people in the world and 2.97 lakh patients have died.
“This virus may become just another endemic virus in our communities and this virus may never go away,” Michael Ryan, the world body’s emergencies director, said at a virtual media briefing in Geneva. “HIV has not gone away – but we have come to terms with the virus…we have found therapies and we have found the prevention methods and people don’t feel as scared as they did before.”
Ryan added that it was difficult to foresee when we will be able to prevail over the virus as it was the first time that “a new virus” has entered the human population.