Gradually, some pharmaceutical companies are reporting the successful development of their coronavirus vaccines. The first was Pfizer, then it was Moderna's turn, and the last to do so was AstraZeneca, although there are doubts about its actual effectiveness.
The arrival of these remedies allows us to look with greater optimism to the future in search of normality, although controlling the pandemic will not be immediate either. This was recognized by Mike Ryan, the main expert on emergencies at the World Health Organization (WHO), in statements to the Irish television network RTE.
Progressive virus control
"Life as we knew it, I think it is very, very possible, but we will have to continue with hygiene, physical distancing. Vaccines do not equal zero COVID. Adding vaccines to our current measures will allow us to flatten the curve, avoid confinements and have a progressive control of the disease ".
Beware at Christmas
“We need to be absolutely aware that we need to reduce the chance that we could infect someone else in just organizing households carefully around the Christmas festivities. The usual thing in Ireland of 15 people in the kitchen peeling potatoes and basting turkeys, that’s not what we should be doing.”
The Third Wave
The WHO has warned of a possible arrival of the third wave in case governments repeat the mistakes made a few months ago, according to David Nabarro, a special envoy of the organization.
"They did not build the necessary infrastructure during the summer months after they brought the first wave under control. Now we have the second wave and, if they do not build the necessary infrastructure, we will have a third one early next year," Nabarro warned.