The Head of WHO: At Any Time a Pandemic May Begin That Will Kill Millions

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The head of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Gebreysus, warned the medical community that humanity is not ready, and is, therefore, vulnerable to a pandemic.

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The next outbreak, he said, will have terrible consequences for both the population and the economies of many countries.

At the same time, he did not specify what disease or infection should be expected.

The latest fears of a pandemic emerged after the violent outbreaks of influenza in recent years.

But most of all, the medical community was shocked at the outbreak in Madagascar, which happened in November of last year.

The most recent pandemic of the virus, Zika, which is caused by mosquitoes, struck 70 countries in 2016.

Viruses can hide and wait, without appearing for decades. Speaking about the threat of a new pandemic at a medical summit in Dubai earlier this week, Dr. Tedros Adhan Gebreyesus said:

"I'm not describing a scenario of a nightmare in the distant future. A devastating epidemic can begin in any country and at any time. And it will kill millions of people because we will not be ready for it. Despite all the research and efforts of physicians, the world is still vulnerable.”

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He also added that a new outbreak - no matter what kind of infection or disease - would have terrible consequences for people's lives, as well as for the economies of many countries.

Earlier, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Gebreysus warned of the danger of influenza. He recalled the events of a hundred years ago, when the Spanish flu in 1918 killed 50 million people.

According to him, the constant mutation of the virus can unite with other strains, and thus, become more lethal.

For this reason, the swine flu broke out in 2009. About 300,000 people died from all over the world. Sixty countries were affected.

“One of the reasons for the spread of diseases,” said Dr. Sylvie Brian, an expert on infectious diseases in the World Health Organization, “Is because of how much people travel.”

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Reference: KP, Daily Mail.

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Comments

I wonder if the victims of the 1918 epidemic were asking if this was a scare from an international organization about the flu pandemic or a real threat.
History teaches that pandemics hit the human race on a regular basis. There is not much that cam be done about it (yet) because you can not predict the mutations of a virus or a bacterium. Some scientist theorize that there may be some area on a flu virus’ protein coating (and other viruses) that may never change when they mutate because it is necessary for its function. If our immune systems could be trained to recognize that area and attack it, one common flu vaccine could be produced that is near 100% effective and never need to change. But discovering that particular protein has be elusive.
1. Air travel is huge. 2. Our borders are overrun by illegal immigrants daily. 3. Medical checks on immigrants are almost non-existent, and quarantine of immigrants is not allowed. Can’t even spray them down with DDT. 4. If an airborne virus affected a large amount of people, the hospitals could not keep up. 5. If there was a significant delay between infection and symptoms, it would grow like maggots on dead meat in summer. Numbers 2 and 3 is the most significant, and the only ones that if fixed, could help prevent the spread. The Democrats are against fixing 2 and 3. It is easily possible for a an outbreak of epidemics and for them to turn into a pandemic. Worrying won’t help. Intelligent control of the influx of potential disease carriers would.