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Next pandemic could be more lethal

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    Posted: December 06 2021 at 12:27am

 Will we forget the lessons we have learned from this pandemic by the time the next comes around?


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Future pandemics could be more lethal than the current Covid crisis, one of the creators of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine has warned. 

Prof Dame Sarah Gilbert, delivering the 44th Richard Dimbleby Lecture, said there needed to be more funding for pandemic preparedness to prevent the advances made from being lost.

She also warned vaccines could be less effective against the Omicron variant.

Dame Sarah added that people should be cautious until more was known about it. 

She said: "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, or more lethal, or both.

"We cannot allow a situation where we have gone through all we have gone through, and then find that the enormous economic losses we have sustained mean that there is still no funding for pandemic preparedness," she added. 


"The advances we have made, and the knowledge we have gained, must not be lost."

She has more comments on the Omicron variant if you want to read.

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-59542211

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Another pandemic may very well be more deadly.

I feared this one would be worse at the begining.

When we do experience a more deadly one the various governments’ reaction may cause people to ignore what they have to say.

Governments need to come clean. Stop treating the population like dumb children and tell the truth. 

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