The world hasn’t yet forgotten coronavirus after more than three years. 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 upcoming pandemic has been called “Disease X” by the World Health Organization (WHO), which claims that it may already be “on its way.”
The WHO identified Disease X as the likely next pandemic and stated that it might already be on its way.
Health expert Dame Kate Bingham, who presided over the UK’s vaccine 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 programs and supply the dosages quickly.Consider that Disease X has a mortality rate and is as contagious as the measles.
‘Disease X’ currently lacks an approved vaccine. Bingham emphasized 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 specific traits.
According to Bingham, there are millions of additional viruses that have not yet been detected, despite the fact that scientists have identified 25 virus 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 taken, according to the health expert. “Taking no action has a huge financial cost. Even Covid-19, a virus that is milder than Disease X, managed to saddle us with a $16 trillion debt.