London – ‘This will not be the last time a virus threatens our lives and our livelihoods. The truth is, the next one could be worse. It could be more contagious, more lethal, or both,’ a leading researcher in the UK, Sarah Gilbert, issued a serious warning. Researchers in Italy have warned that mankind will have to face a bigger pandemic like Coronavirus in the few decades to come. Francis Collins, the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) of the US, has warned, ‘It’s certainly possible that this is not the last emerging variant that will attract a lot of attention and a lot of concern.’
The Omicron variant, which surfaced from the African continent last month, has caused a global stir. The transmission speed of this new variant has appeared higher than the previous one. This has once again created an atmosphere of concern at the international level. Most of the experts have appealed that it is necessary to emphasize vaccinations, the use of masks and adherence to health regulations. At the same time, some experts are pointing to the possibility of a new pandemic.
UK researcher Sarah Gilbert has played a vital role in developing the Coronavirus vaccine. Therefore, the warning she issued becomes noteworthy. While issuing the warning of the new pandemic, Gilbert made it aware that efforts should be made to stop it now. Given the economic damage caused by Corona, more funding is needed for areas such as research and preparedness to prevent epidemics, the UK researcher said. Moreover, she also cited that the information and other details obtained during the Coronavirus Pandemic can be used to fight the upcoming pandemics. At the same time, there is no need to be afraid of Omicron, but caution should be exercised, Gilbert said.
Following Gilbert, researchers from Italy also have claimed a new pandemic. Marco Marani, a scholar at the University of Padova of Italy, has warned that a new pandemic may emerge in the coming decades. Marani has made this claim by studying the various epidemics that have come into the world in the last four centuries. The chance of facing a major outbreak to the next generation like Corona is 38%, he said in his report.
Meanwhile, Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health in the US, has warned about a new variant of the Covid. Omicron is not the last variant of the Covid, but that the virus of Corona will still mutate and new variants will surface, Collins drew attention. The outbreak of the Omicron variant, which emerged from Africa last month, has spread to about 40 countries around the world. However, the full extent of the pandemic has not yet come to light, said the World Health Organization (WHO).