Expert says ‘Disease X’ is likely to be 20 times more deadly than Covid. Description | world News


After more than three years of small and big waves, coronavirus has now subsided significantly and has become a familiar health concern. Now, health care professionals in the United Kingdom are preparing for a possible new pandemic called ‘Disease X’. According to experts, the new virus could be more deadly than Covid-19 – which has killed almost seven million people – and could have a similar impact to the Spanish flu.

A worker in a protective suit checks the temperature of a truck driver (symbolic image)

The World Health Organization (WHO) has dubbed the anticipated next pandemic ‘Disease X’, saying it may already be “on its way”.

What is ‘Disease X’ and what do we know so far?

  1. The WHO has dubbed the potential next pandemic Disease X and said it may already be on its way.
  2. According to health expert Dame Kate Bingham – who chaired the UK’s vaccine taskforce in 2020, Disease Speaking to the Daily Mail, Bingham said, “The world needs to prepare for a massive vaccination campaign and deliver doses in record time… Imagine Disease Is contagious. It is being copied somewhere in the world and sooner or later someone will start feeling sick.”
  3. Currently, there is no approved vaccine available for ‘Disease X’. Emphasizing the importance of scientists developing a collection of different prototype vaccines for each dangerous virus family, Bingham said a head start on vaccines for the deadly virus itself could help target its specific characteristics.
  4. According to Bingham, while scientists have identified 25 virus families, containing thousands of individual viruses, millions of other viruses are still to be discovered, the Daily Mail reports.
  5. The health expert said one of the initial actions to be taken is to allocate the necessary financial resources. “The monetary cost of inaction is seismic. After all, even COVID-19 – a milder virus than Disease
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