Effects of coronavirus to last for decades: WHO

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Geneva: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has sounded alarm bells on pandemic saying coronavirus is once-in-a-century health crisis and its effects to last for decades.

The coronavirus pandemic does not seem to stop with nearly 18 million cases worldwide and still counting. Given the potency of the virus, it is highly likely that the effects of the disease will be felt even decades later.

With the last such pandemic in living memory affecting people at this scale occurring a century ago in 1918, scientists and health experts across the globe are struggling to make sense of the deadly virus and find a cure for 7.2 billion people on the earth.

The global health watchdog has been severely criticised for the amount of time it took to declare the pandemic an international emergency. The US accused the organisation of being “close” to China and withdrew its funding from the organisation in July.

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