Coronavirus to last for 2 years?
There are all kinds of news circulating that there is a vaccine on the way and should be out by the year 2021. But, is the world really going to see the end of the Coronavirus pandemic in the year 2021 – if and when a Coronavirus vaccine does come out in that year – and if it works!
Dr. Faheem Younus, University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health, Chief of Infectious diseases, Tweeted:
Why COVID may last 2-yr?
6-m already passed!
Vaccine availability 1-yr away
Vaccine distribution takes 1-yr
Long way to herd immunity
Political will decreasing; pandemic speed increasing
Two year is the BEST CASE scenario. Plan accordingly
Dr. Faheem Younus explained on Twitter, as to why he believed that the COVID-19 outbreak could last for as long as 2 years. And why the world should plan for the Coronavirus pandemic lasting for a couple of years.
Dr. Faheem Younus said:
“Multiple vaccines will likely be available, but their efficacy, side-effects and acceptance by the general public are all unknown. Vaccine development will likely take a year; it’s the supply chain, distribution and getting it physically into the host, which includes many steps. These steps will be unequal across nations based on their capacity.”
Byram Bridle, viral immunologist, University of Guelph said that people all over the globe have to accept the reality that it is highly unlikely that they could be seeing the end of the killer Coronavirus in just one year.
Byram Bridle stated:
“I’m not going to say it’s impossible, but I’m going to say it’s highly improbable. Everybody wants hope. But the reason I am speaking out, though, is because false hope can be really problematic… It’s simply not feasible for a vaccine to be developed in such a short period of time.”
Duke University, Associate Professor of Medicine and infectious-disease doctor, Cameron Wolfe, stated:
“People are fatigued. They mistakenly feel that things were going away. We’re going to have to figure out a way to live with this.”
The world is now a victim of almost 11.3 million cases and nearly 531,000 deaths, due to Coronavirus.
Chirag Vasani is Chief Editor for wwbnn. He has been writing online and offline since many years now. When he is not writing, he likes to play golf.