Monday, April 27, 2020

Covid-19: Pandemic Will Describe Our Generation, Just Like The 2nd World War- UNESCO Laureate, Prof Sir Bashiru Aremu.






ICT Professor says Pandemic a replica of 2nd World War,  potends good omen,  shape 21 Century Generation.

... UNESCO Lauareate says Precautionary measures by WHO, Epidemiologists and Citizens Adherence Commendable.


By Victor Bieni


UNESCO Laureate, Prof Sir. Bashiru Aremu has said that the novel coronavirus pandemic will shape the 21st Century generation  just like the  replica of the  World War II shaped an earlier generation, pledges partnership with stakeholders on Research and development towards ending the Covid-19 pandemic while
outlining his ideas on how best to tackle the disease.


Professor Sir Bashiru Aremu dislosed this to our reporter while fielding questions from some group of Journalists

He stated that Covid-19 is like the second world war, which he said the pandemic will describe the World.

The Prof Sir Bashiru Aremu  then stated that his International Foundation committed to partnership with Stakeholders towards research and development on ending Covid-19 pandemic, also that his group is working in tandem or partnership with  various International Non-governmental organizations and Institutions to the battle the deadly disease such as Chartered Intl. Da Vinci University, West Coast University at United States of America, Sastra Angkor University Kingdom of Cambodia at Asia,  International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England at Europe.


He also stated that he has partnered some other Organizations such as  Chartered World Order of Knights of Justice of Peace,(world-wide) International Chartered World Learned Society, (world-wide)  , Africa International Institute for Professional Training and Research Intl Chartered , The Chartered World Institute of Encyclopedia of Books Inc., Bharath University India, The International Centre for Eye Research and Education, Argentina in South America and many more.

UNESCO Laureate, Prof Sir Bashiru Aremu  has been speaking up regularly to influence its direction by   focusing on the technological innovations necessary to bring the virus to heel.

The UNESCO Lauareate warned it would not be a fast or easy process. “It is impossible to overstate the pain that people are feeling now and will continue to feel for years to come,” he said. UNESCO Laureate, Prof Sir Bashiru Aremu  said the social-distancing measures enacted around the world saved millions of lives and had not been an overreaction.

He pointed out that even without government mandates and lockdowns, people would probably have changed their behaviour anyway to avoid infection.

He noted that even as restrictions were eased, many people would not immediately resume their old routines until they felt safe. He said that in the coming months, the drop-off in new infections would be precipitous in places where social-distancing had slashed the rate of transmission. “A lot of people will be stunned that in many places we will go from hospitals being overloaded in April to having lots of empty beds in July,” UNESCO Laureate, Prof Sir Bashiru Aremu  said .

“The whiplash will be confusing, but it is inevitable from the exponential nature of infection,” he added. But as restrictions loosen, infections will flare and begin to grow rapidly at many sites", he stated.

UNESCO Laureate, Prof Sir Bashiru Aremu  said that it would be impossible to return to normal or control the virus in the long term without advances in testing, contact tracing, treatments, and vaccines, thus echoing the view of public health officials and epidemiologists around the world.

Prof. Sir Bashiru Aremu stated that his  International Foundation is leveraging its funding and influence to accelerate research and development; many other organisations and companies are also in the hunt, that dozens of new tests are coming on the market, including a rapid diagnostic test that works like a home pregnancy test.

 "Home testing is the best approach to detecting and controlling new infections. His foundation has been pursuing approval for self-swabs that would be analysed at a central lab.
Amazon recently announced plans to build its own testing lab to screen employees", he said.

UNESCO Laureate, Prof Sir Bashiru Aremu warned that other companies were likely to follow suit – which could drive up the cost of testing machines for government labs.

In the words of UNESCO Laureate, Prof Sir Bashiru Aremu: Although more than 100 potential treatments were being studied, most of them would not work. He ranked the antiviral drug remdesivir as one of the more promising prospects, along with plasma and antibodies from people who have recovered from COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus".

"The basic principal should be to allow activities that have a large benefit to the economy or human welfare, but pose a small risk of infection,”

"UNESCO Laureate, Prof Sir Bashiru Aremu said . But the picture is complicated and sorting out the details will be difficult. For example, if some states lift restrictions quickly and experience a rebound, should other states restrict travel across their borders?"

" The economic impact so far has fallen disproportionately on lower-income people, while the disease itself is hitting hardest among racial minorities and poorer communities, UNESCO Laureate, Prof Sir Bashiru Aremu  pointed out.

"But at the same time, he said, the level of cooperation has been impressive as the world confronts the first modern pandemic".

“No one who lives through Pandemic 1 will ever forget it,” UNESCO Laureate, Prof Sir Bashiru Aremu  said.

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