In late December 2019, a respiratory syndrome that was not very different from usual flu originated from a wet market in Wuhan, China. This respiratory syndrome was identified as one of the newer strands of the coronaviruses and was named Sars-Cov-2.
By early January 2020, the virus had spread around the world. In March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced it as the global epidemic. As the number of cases surged, the governments were forced to impose curfews and lockdowns to contain the virus.
However, until the proper precautionary and containment strategy was in place, the situation became uncontrollable. The number of deaths in the wake of this deadly pandemic is increasing with each passing day.
Even the world’s largest economy, the US was hit hard, and it’s still struggling to cope up with the aftermath of the COVID-19.
The US has allowed Pfizer and Moderna to produce a two-dose vaccine that is being administered to the people of America.
Nevertheless, on Sunday, Michael Osterholm, who is an infectious disease expert warned the nation about an upcoming threat.
His threat has not only shaken the country but has also cautioned us that the war against the COVID-19 is not over yet.
In an interview with Chuck Todd, the expert claimed that America is about to be hit by a ‘Category 5’ storm – the new and more powerful strain of the novel coronavirus – that was first detected in the UK.
Moreover, he warned that it will be something that none of us would have expected in our worst nightmares.
Osterholm, the Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRP) at the University of Minnesota, and a member of President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 Advisory Board believes that every American must get at least one dose of the prescribed vaccine so that we can save as many people as possible.
Moreover, he has urged senior citizens and children, who are most vulnerable to contracting the virus, to follow the precautionary measures in place. By doing this, he believes, we will be able to contain the virus more strategically.