While the epidemic has infected more than 95.13 million worldwide, and HIV infections have been recorded in more than 210 countries and regions since the first cases were discovered in China in December 2019. The United States is the country most affected by the epidemic, followed by Brazil, India, Mexico and the United Kingdom (89,261) .
In China, the origin of the pandemic that introduced the globe in a terrifying movie, the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 disease on the Chinese mainland reached 89,454 cases, while the total deaths remained unchanged at 4,635.In this context, the senior analyst at the American National Interest, Harry Kazianis, warned of the emergence of another epidemic similar to the Corona virus in China.
In an interview with Fox News, Kazianis noted that the next epidemic could spread “at any time”, as long as no safety mechanisms or a specific strategy are taken to ensure that what happened by the end of 2019 is not repeated in China.
Kazianis’ statement coincides with the statements of independent health inspectors who said that “Beijing and the World Health Organization could have moved faster at the beginning of the new Corona epidemic at the end of 2019.”
In its second report, which is supposed to be presented on Tuesday during a meeting of the World Health Organization, the expert committee notes that “Returning to the initial sequence of the first phase of the epidemic, we conclude that it was possible to move faster based on the first indicators.”
After a year of masses getting acquainted with the new Corona virus, which has killed more than two million people, turned into dozens of different strains, caused the global economy to shut down, put pressure on health care resources, and led to long-term unknown repercussions for millions, a logical question arises:
What guarantees that a new epidemic from China cannot spread at any moment? What is the Chinese leadership doing to prevent the emergence of a new disease?
For his part, World Health Organization President Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned, on Monday, that the epidemic showed that human, animal and planet health are intertwined.
He said, “More than 70% of emerging diseases discovered in recent years are related to animal-to-human transmission.”
He continued: “One year after the biggest crisis of our time, there is no doubt that we are still facing an unprecedented danger.”
Ghebreyesus warned that the world will face a “catastrophic moral failure” if rich countries monopolize vaccines against the emerging corona virus at the expense of poor countries.
According to statistics, more than 40 million doses of vaccines against the emerging corona virus have been given in at least 60 countries or regions around the world.
In terms of quantity, the United States leads the way, with 12.28 million doses given to 10.60 million people (3.2% of the population), ahead of China (more than 10 million doses).
In Europe, the UK gave 4.31 million doses to 3.86 million people (5.7% of the population).
Ghebreyesus said the recent emergence of rapidly spreading SARS-Cove-2 variants makes the rapid and fair introduction of vaccines even more important.
“Vaccines are an injection in the arm that we all need – literally and figuratively,” he added.
Tedros insisted that “there will be enough vaccine for everyone.”