COVID-19 – HOW WILL IT END
By late 2019 no one on the planet earth could have imagined what the next year would be like. That a small piece of RNA wrapped in protein projected as spikes, hence the name Corona, would bring the whole world to a standstill, humble the best of physicians and expose the vulnerabilities of the health care even in the most developed countries, was never comprehensible.
The United States has 4% of the world’s population but, as of July 16, had approximately 26% of its COVID-19 cases and 24% of its COVID-19 deaths, reflecting a deep crisis in their public health system.
About 22 candidates worldwide are busy in developing a vaccine. The question is, when will one be available, which is not only effective but also available to people all over the world. Luckily, due to its large size SARS-CoV-2 is not expected to mutate as fast as the influenza virus, for which a vaccine is prepared every year.
Till this happen we have to kill this virus by depriving it of a living cell. Frequenting hand hy-giene, nor shaking hands, physical distancing and wearing a surgical mask when around people, have proved to be very effective. This is what we have adopted as the new normal and must continue to do.