The world has been shaken up ever since the COVID-19 Novel Corona Virus Pandemic broke out and has claimed over 1.5 millions lives across the world. The Virus has literally changed the way people are going about their everyday lives. However, with the identification of some potent vaccines to fight against the Virus, people have been breathing a sigh of relief, hoping that they can finally get rid of the Virus for good. However, in recent days we have been hearing of new mutated strains of the Corona Virus, which has been spreading rapidly across a number of countries. This has created a new level of panic among the people, as not much is still known about the mutated strains. 

All this happening on one side, we have some more shocking news coming our way from the World Health Organisation (WHO)! The WHO's Chief - Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has stated that the COVID-19 Corona Virus, would not be the last Pandemic that the world will have to face. He stated that as long as humanity doesn't address the issues of climate change and animal welfare. Ghebreyesus stated that all the steps taken by the people to improve human health will be 'doomed', if the global community fails to tackle climate change and animal welfare. He stated, "History tells us that this will not be the last pandemic, and pandemics are a fact of life..."

Ghebreyesus added, "The pandemic has highlighed the intimate links between the health of humans, animals and planet... Any efforts to improve human health are doomed unless they address the critical interface between humans and animals, and the existential threat of climate change that's making our earth less hospitable." He gave out this message through a video, released on the first International Day of Epidemic Preparedness, on Sunday! The video also had him telling, "people are following a dangerously short-sighted method of using money to control outbreaks but are not doing anything to prepare for the next one." Ghebreyesus also said, "For too long, the world has operated on a cycle of panic and neglect... We throw money at an outbreak, and when it's over, we forget about it and do nothing to prevent the next one. This is dangerously short-sighted, and frankly  difficult to understand." He ended the video by adding, "In the past 12 months, our world has been turned upside-down. The impacts of the pandemic go far beyond the disease itself, with far-reaching consequences for societies and economies."