WHO Warns Coronavirus May Never Go Away: Live Updates

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge.com
Wed, 05/13/2020

Summary:

WHO’s Ryan says virus risks becoming ‘endemic’
Spain says 5% of population infected by the virus
NJ gov says state will partially reopen Monday
Washington DC reopening pushed to June 8
NY reports jump in new cases for first time in 5 days
NY deaths decrease slightly day-over-day
US set to extend travel restrictions on Canada & Mexico borders
UK releases latest figures
Mexico plans to reopen Monday
Spain won’t reopen borders to most foreigners until at least July
VW ‘pauses’ manufacturing of VW Golf, SUVs
China imposes ‘partial lockdown’ on northeastern border city
SK’s ‘Itaewon’ cluster climbs to 120
Germany, Austria agree to reopen mutual border
Global cases: 4.22 million
Global deaths: 291,519
Poland reports record jump in new cases
Russia sees numbers start to slow after shocking record run of confirmations
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Update (1430ET): During Wednesday’s press briefing, the WHO’s Dr. Mike Ryan warned that the coronavirus might become “endemic”, bouncing around the population like HIV or a supercharged version of the common cold until a vaccine can be mass produced. He added a warning against all predictions about how long the virus will keep circulating.

Dr. Ryan also urged the world to undertake a massive effort to eradicate it, to which we say…dude, really?

“It is important to put this on the table: this virus may become just another endemic virus in our communities, and this virus may never go away,” WHO emergencies expert Mike Ryan told an online briefing.

“I think it is important we are realistic and I don’t think anyone can predict when this disease will disappear,” he added. “I think there are no promises in this and there are no dates. This disease may settle into a long problem, or it may not be.”

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WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus added: “The trajectory is in our hands, and it’s everybody’s business, and we should all contribute to stop this pandemic.”

Ryan said “very significant control” of the virus was required in order to lower the assessment of risk, which he said remained high at the “national, regional and global levels”.

There are currently more than 100 vaccines in development, including projects like Moderna’s that seem to have found favor at the FDA.

Dr. Ryan’s comment – which isn’t exactly a new theory – is really only notable because it follows Dr. Fauci’s warning before the Senate that a premature reopening risks igniting a second-wave of the virus.

In other news, South Korea just confirmed 26 new cases of coronavirus, 4 of which were imported, on Wednesday, with 18 of them purportedly linked to the nightclub cluster.

Seoul has ordered more than 2,000 clubs and bars to close again after the cluster of roughly 140 cases was discovered.

In Japan, Shinzo Abe said the country is making great progress as the number of new infections as plunged in recent days. The PM signaled that he could lift the country’s state of emergency order within a week.

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One Response to “WHO Warns Coronavirus May Never Go Away: Live Updates”

  1. Robert Edward Lee

    No it won’t cause it’s SIMPLY A COLD VIRUS … BUT THEY SOUPED IT UP A LITTLE … SO EVERYONE WILL TEST POSITIVE CAUSE WE’VE ALL HAD “A COLD” FOR CRYING OUT LOUD !!!

    Where are the arrests ?????????

    #7430
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