The boss of the World Health Organization (WHO) dashed hopes for the containment of the coronavirus pandemic in the near future, announcing that there might never be a “panacea”, despite of the ongoing vaccine race.
“There is no silver bullet and there may never be,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in an online press conference on Monday.
The Director General of the UN Agency has also indicated that the WHO mission in China has completed the preparatory work for its investigation into the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The WHO forward team that visited China has now completed its mission of laying the groundwork for joint efforts to identify the origins of the virus. Epidemiological studies will begin in Wuhan to identify the potential source of infection of the first cases,” he said.