Neighbors, while we’re still dealing with the uncertainties of everything tied to the Coronavirus, it looks like another pandemic could be rearing its ugly head! They call it….”Disease X!”
According to Mark Woolhouse, a professor of infectious disease epidemiology at the University of Edinburgh, the World Health Organization “needs to add something called Disease X to its list of priority illnesses.”
‘We thought that the next emerging pandemic might be a virus that we don’t even know about yet – quite frankly we thought it was the most likely scenario,’ he said. In a meeting the following year, experts examined what the disease might be and came up with one possibility of a novel coronavirus related to Mers or Sers.
“I’m not sure that there’s a lot of thinking going on about the next threat, while the world is concentrating full tilt on dealing with the one it’s got.” Woolhouse says it’s not a matter of if, but when! Thoughts?