Next Pandemic Could Be More Deadlier Than Covid-19, Warns WHO

New Delhi: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the world should brace itself for a virus that could be even deadlier than Covid-19.

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO, emphasised the importance of prioritising negotiations aimed at preventing future pandemics during his speech at the annual health assembly in Geneva. Despite the WHO’s declaration that Covid-19 is no longer a public health emergency, Dr Tedros warned that the pandemic is far from over.

In a viral tweet, which is the snippet from the full address by the WHO chief, Dr Tedros can be seen saying: “The threat of another variant emerging that causes new surges of disease and death remains. And the threat of another pathogen emerging with even deadlier potential remains”.

However, the World Health Organisation recently declared that the COVID-19 pandemic is no longer a public health emergency.

“When the next pandemic arrives — and it will,” he says, “we must be ready to respond decisively, collectively, and equitably.”

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