Dr Hilary told Good Morning Britain that we will be living with coronavirus for quite some time. He added that people have been surprised that modern medicine and modern science have not been able to find a solution to the virus quickly.
Dr Hilary said: “I think a lot of people have been surprised that modern medicine and modern science hasn’t been able to fix this quickly.
“We have always had an answer and a quick fix for most things, and I think people have been taken aback by this pandemic and we are still struggling to deal with it.
“We are still struggling to control the number of cases to stop a resurgence.
“I think a lot of people are perplexed that we can’t get this under control yet with all the resources the globe has and all the scientists in all the different countries, we are scrambling around trying to find an answer to this.”
He added: “So, I think we are going to be living with it for quite some time.
“The hope is that just like the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 it will just disappear as mysteriously as it came.
“That took two years this could take longer, it might be less, we just do not know yet.”
Yesterday the Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England stated that the risk of seasonal flu or a road traffic accident poses a greater threat to children than COVID-19.
Mr Paterson asked: “So let’s be absolutely clear about this, it is not that a school is a risk free environment for children, it is that the risks of them not returning to school pose greater damage in the short, medium and long-term than the risk from COVID-19?”
Dr Harries replied: “Absolutely, no environment is completely risk free.
“Every time a parent sent their child off to school pre-COVID they may have been involved in a road traffic accident, there were all sorts of things.
“In fact, that risk or the risk from seasonal flu we think it is probably higher than the current risk of COVID.”
Published at Tue, 25 Aug 2020 07:09:00 +0000