Coronavirus has now significantly decreased and is a well-known health risk after more than three years of tiny and large waves. The UK’s medical community is now preparing for a potential new pandemic known as “Disease X.” Experts believe that the new virus may be more deadly than Covid-19, which has killed close to seven million people, and may have effects akin to those of the Spanish Flu. The next pandemic has been called “Disease X” by the World Health Organisation (WHO), which claims that it may already be “on its way.”
What is ‘Disease X’ and what do we currently know about it?
The WHO identified Disease X as the likely next pandemic and stated that it could already be on its way.
Health expert Dame Kate Bingham, who presided over the UK’s vaccination panel in 2020. Asserts that Disease X may be capable of producing 20 times as many fatalities as Covid-19 (about 50 million fatalities). Bingham told the Daily Mail that the globe would need to get ready for massive vaccination programmes. And supply the dosages quickly. Imagine if this disease had a 67% mortality rate and is as contagious as the measles. It’s replicating somewhere in the planet, and sooner or later, sickness will strike someone.
‘Disease X’ does not have an authorised vaccination at this time. Bingham emphasised the significance of researchers creating a variety of prototype vaccines for every dangerous virus family. Saying that even just a head start on the vaccinations for the fatal virus may assist target its particular traits.
According to Bingham, there are millions of additional viruses that have not yet been detected, despite the fact that scientists have identified 25 viral families that have thousands of distinct viruses, as stated in the Daily Mail.
Allocating the appropriate financial resources is one of the first steps that must be performed, according to the health expert. “Taking no action has a huge financial cost. We were left with a $16 trillion tab for lost production and public health expenses from Covid-19. A virus that was milder than Disease X, she told the reporters.