You can feel the pressure from humanity wanting everything to be "normal" again, so much so that it requires a "new normal" - one where we learn to "live with" COVID"-has begun. But what does this new normal look like exactly? How can we live with a disease that takes life away? Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief medical adviser to the president and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, was asked what a new normal looks like, this morning at. World Economic Forum conference under "COVID-19: What's Next?" panel. Read on - and do not miss these to ensure your and others' health Secure signs that you have already had COVID.
"It's very difficult to predict what a new normal will be before we get ourselves out of this dynamic phase that we are in," said Dr. Fauci, who earlier in the lecture had warned that Omicron is still thriving. , and new varieties could come. It's too early now for a new normal. "But a new normal, I think, will have:
- A much, much greater awareness of the ability of respiratory viruses to spread as they do….
- A greater degree of interconnection and solidarity throughout the world when we talk about the possibility of pandemics.
- I do not think people are going to walk around with masks all the time. I mean, I think it's very out of the question. It will not be something that the world will accept as being normal.
- If endemicity means such a low level of infection - you get people getting sick. It will not be that you want to eliminate this disease completely. We will not do that, but hopefully it will be at such a low level that it does not interfere with our normal social, economic and other interactions with each other.
To me, that's what the new normal is. "
"I hope the new normal also includes a really strong corporate memory of what pandemics can do," said Dr. Fauci. "So we do not just continue when we get to grips with this, and forget how to make it better in both the scientific contingency, the public health contingency and the public health contingency. If it were not for decades of investment in basic and clinical research that went in unlike this pandemic, we would never have been able to hit the ground and we so very soon get a highly effective and safe vaccine that goes into the arms of individuals 11 months after the virus was first identified and put on it public database. "
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"When talking about pandemic preparedness, for certain aspects of pandemic preparedness, one is scientific and one is public health ... The public health preparedness that is very closely linked to the scientific in getting better platforms, better immunogenic design, the ability to get production, literally within a very fraction of the time it takes to go from the recognition of a new pathogen to the ability to get vaccinated.And one of the things… is to get a global production capacity so you don 'not have to wait until hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people die before you can get vaccines out. That's where we should be heading. "
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"Well, I think there are several things we should have done differently," said Dr. Fauci. "I think we should have had a much more coordinated global response, as I have said so many times - a global pandemic requires a global response, and we need to remember the issue of justice all the time, because you can not have one. situation where you have viruses circulating freely in one part of the world because we have a I think almost a moral obligation for the lower and middle income countries to make sure it does not happen, but it is also for one's own interest, because as long as you have a virus everywhere that circulates freely, you will get viruses that will ultimately affect us all.We have to do that as a global society.That's what I think is so important a lesson . "
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Follow the basic principles of public health and help end this pandemic, no matter where you live - get vaccinated or boosted ASAP; If you live in an area with low vaccination rates, wear an N95 face mask, do not travel, social distance, avoid large crowds, do not go indoors with people you do not stay with (especially in bars), practice good hand hygiene, and to protect your life and the lives of others do not visit any of these 35 places where you will most likely catch COVID.