The World Health Organization (WHO) emergencies director, Mr. Michael Ryan has said that the new coronavirus might never go away, and therefore human populations around the world have to learn to live with it Speaking yesterday in Geneva during a virtual conference, Ryan said, “We have a new virus entering the human population for the first time, and therefore it is very hard to predict when we will prevail over it. This virus may become just another endemic virus in our communities and this virus may never go away.” He buttressed his point with the fact that, “HIV has not gone away – but we have come to terms with the virus.” More than half of humanity has been put under some form of lockdown since the coronavirus crisis began. WHO therefore warned that there was no way to guarantee that easing the restriction would not trigger a second wave of infections. In his remark, the WHO chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said that many countries would like to get out of the different measures, “but our recommendation is still the alert at any country should be at the highest level possible.” Mr. Ryan, an Irish epidemiologist, explained that there was a long, long way to go on the path to returning to normal. He therefore insisted that countries would have to stay the course. He condemned attacks on front line healthcare workers, disclosing that 35 ‘quite serious’ such incidents were recorded in April alone in eleven countries. He saw it as over-reactions from ill-informed communities while others were more sinister. “Covid-19 is bringing out the best in us, but it’s also bringing out some of the worst. People feel empowered to take out their frustrations on individuals who are purely trying to help. These are senseless acts of violence and discrimination that must be resisted.” He however, insisted that in finding a way to conquer the virus was a chance for humanity to take major step forward by finding a vaccine and making it widely accessible. “It’s a massive opportunity for the world,” Ryan disclosed.