Covid jab scientist says that the Nipah virus, which kills HALF of its victims, is the “next pandemic threat.”
An specialist has warned that the Nipah virus, which kills at least half of its victims, is one of the world’s next pandemic threats.
Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert, the inventor of the Oxford vaccine, stated that there is no vaccine available for the virus that causes brain enlargement.
However, if it evolves to spread more quickly, as Covid has discovered, it might be disastrous.
“Something everyone is very much aware of now is how SARS-CoV-2 has spread over the world,” Dame Sarah remarked.
“It’s mutated, evolved, and we’ve arrived at the Delta version, which is extremely transmissible.”
“If we have a Delta form of Nipah virus [developed to be more transmissible], we’ll have a highly transmissible virus with a 50% fatality rate.”
Dame Sarah claimed during a talk at the Cheltenham Literature Festival that her team is difficult to raise the funds needed to produce vaccines for diseases that are already known, let alone those that are yet to be discovered.
Dame Sarah said she had been working on vaccinations for the Nipah virus, Lassa fever, and Mers before beginning work on the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine in January of last year.
However, since the pandemic, her work has gone “backwards.”
“We learnt in the epidemic that we could do things faster, better, and we want to be applying those lessons,” Dame Sarah added, “but we still need to get the money in place to accomplish that.”
“We need vaccine stocks against these infections we already know about because how will it look if a large Nipah outbreak breaks out and spreads over the world?”
We’ve known about it for years, and five years ago we began developing a vaccine, but we haven’t finished it yet.”
Nipah is “at the top of the list” of ten priority diseases designated by the World Health Organization (WHO) as prospective epidemic origins.
“There is an urgent need for expedited research and development for the Nipah virus,” the health department stated in 2018.
Nipah could “certainly be the source of a new pandemic,” scientists have previously told The Sun.
In September, the state of Kerala in southern India had to put a stop to a possible epidemic of the virus.
It came following the death of a 12-year-old boy with the condition, triggering the isolation of hundreds of close friends and family members.
Two of the nurses who cared for the boy were taken to the hospital.
The virus can start with a fever, headache, and respiratory symptoms, then progress to brain swelling and a coma.
According to the WHO, this was India’s seventh outbreak since 2001, with others concentrating in Southeast Asia.
When humans contract Zipah, outbreaks are common… Brinkwire Brief News.