A veteran epidemiologist has warned that new variants of the coronavirus could emerge as the COVID-19 pandemic rages in many parts of the world.
A member of the World Health Organisation (WHO) team, Larry Brilliant who helped in eradicating smallpox. During his work, Larry lived in India for over a decade and is now a Founder and CEO of Pandefense Advisory.
On Sunday, while speaking to CNBC, Larry warned that the delta variant of COVID-19 virus “may be the most contagious virus ever.”
“I think we’re closer to the beginning than we are to the end [of the pandemic], and that’s not because the variant that we’re looking at right now is going to last that long… Unless we vaccinate everyone in 200 plus countries, there will still be new variants,” Brilliant added.