The whole world is terrorized by the coronavirus pandemic and a lot of areas on Earth are under lockdown these days.
People’s lives have drastically changed, and we’re controlled by fear and uncertainty these days.
We don’t know how this will end, when or if it will ever end, and these thoughts are dreadful for lots of people on the planet these days.
Time presents an amazingly useful interview with Dr. Brice Aylward who has almost 30 years of experience in fighting polio, Ebola, and other diseases.
These days, he is turning his attention to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. It’s also worth noting that he is the senior adviser to the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO).
He is also one of the world’s top officials in charge of fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
In the interview, he addressed various subjects including how long it will take before life gets back to normal and more.
When can life get back to normal?
When he was asked where we will stand six months from now, he said that we’re still witnessing the exponential growth of the number of infections.
“I expect we will be emerging—still with disease in various parts of the world—but we should be emerging from a bad wave of this disease across a large swathe of the planet,” he said.
When the expert was asked how long will it take for the US and Europe to resume normal life, he stated that these countries are still in the early stages, and it will take about 2-3 months before the more severe wave passes.
Vulnerable locations and people
He also made sure to highlight the fact that one of the most vulnerable locations on Earth is Africa due to the lack of the medical capacity.
Regarding who can get sick, he made sure to highlight the fact that young people are at risk as well.
“One of the things that terrifies me now is, as this is spread in the west is, there’s this sense of invulnerability among millennials. And absolutely not. Ten percent of the people who are in [intensive care units] in Italy are in their 20s, 30s or 40s. These are young, healthy people with no co-morbidities, no other diseases.”
Make sure to check out the complete interview and stay safe.