(ORDO NEWS) — Scientists have predicted that over the next few years, a new coronavirus may occur. It will differ from the widespread now in that it can be transmitted from animal to human. Scientists cannot yet assess the severity of the new outbreak.
This statement was made by a group of scientists from Singapore. According to them, for ten years there has been a threat of the emergence of a new dangerous coronavirus. Scientists cannot say what the infection of a new type of virus will lead to, which can start a pandemic again.
“Absolutely, we can expect the spread of a new coronavirus. The question is when? Another uncertainty is whether it will be a large or small outbreak, ”said Professor Wang Linfa, Program Manager for New Infectious Diseases at the National University of Singapore.
According to the professor himself, it is not yet possible to predict the time of the beginning of a new outbreak and what damage it will cause to humanity. And scientists are already starting to worry about the possibility of SARS-CoV-2 infection from person to animal and vice versa.
The name of this scientist is known to many due to the fact that it was Wang Linfa who predicted a pandemic in 2013 and named countries that would be in a zone of severe threat. According to him, “the most pessimistic is the possibility of reverse infection of bats that live in many places.”
And now, having foreseen back in 2013 a terrible epidemic that took many lives and from which there is no cure, the professor is convinced that over the next decade, humanity needs to be wary of a new threat.
COVID-19 became the third coronavirus that is transmitted from animals to humans. The first epidemic of such a plan was in 2003 – the SARS virus epidemic, the second – in 2012, the MERS virus epidemic. The pandemic predicted by Wang Linfa in 2013 was already the third.
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