The global eradication of the coronavirus is currently not a reasonable goal, the World Health Organization (WHO) special envoy for COVID-19 said.
David Nabaro told Sky News that the virus will not disappear soon, but variants will appear.
“Humanity will have to learn to coexist with this virus, preventing it from breaking out suddenly and causing outbreaks of disease,” he said.
He added that reports on the Nepalese variant of the coronavirus are being studied.
“Every time it explodes suddenly, it stimulates in someone’s mind the thought that a new variant may appear. “That would not be surprising.”
Many observers warn of unequal access to vaccines in rich and poor countries, exacerbating and prolonging the coronavirus pandemic that has so far caused the deaths of more than 3.5 million people worldwide.
Leaders of the WHO, the World Trade Organization, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank recently called on world leaders to make a “new commitment” and advocate for a fairer distribution of antiCOVID-19 vaccines in plans for fight the pandemic.