British Physician and former Director at the World Health Organisation, Prof Karol Sikora, says there is a “real chance” that coronavirus will peter out before any vaccine is developed.
Sikora, who made this known via Twitter on Saturday, however, stressed the need to keep maintaining social distancing and following all precautions outlined by health experts to curb the spread of the pandemic.
“There is a real chance that the virus will burn out naturally before any vaccine is developed. We are seeing a roughly similar pattern everywhere – I suspect we have more immunity than estimated.
“We need to keep slowing the virus, but it could be petering out by itself. It is my opinion that this is a feasible scenario. Nobody is claiming to know what will happen for sure – I believe in an unknown situation this is a possibility.
“We need to continue to keep our distance and hope the numbers continue to improve.”
Over four million confirmed cases of COVID-19 including more than 300,000 associated deaths have been recorded globally, according to WHO.