President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky believes that modern world politics is the main problem and cause of the coronavirus. He stated this during the YES Brainstorming forum 2021, which takes place in Kyiv on September 10.
"Modern world politics, I believe, is the main problem, the main cause of Covid-19. New viruses will always appear in it, there will be new threats and bombs in our world, because the world continues to compete in armaments and war for markets of influence, for the economy sometimes of other states, not only its own, nuclear, biological, chemical, information weapons - that's what the world wants today. Because it is power, influence. But in this case, new viruses will appear every year as a new iPhone: Covid-20, Covid-21, Covid-22, and then new brands, new numbers, new vaccines, as charges for the same iPhones that will only fit to a separate virus," the president said.
According to him, humanity can overcome the coronavirus pandemic, but will not acquire herd immunity, because today in the world everyone is for himself.
"I'm not a doctor and it seems too early to diagnose, but the world risks not understanding anything after Covid-19. It can overcome it, but will not gain herd immunity, because everything is decided individually - each for himself," Zelensky said.
Meanhile, Moderna company claimed that it develops the vaccine that combines the booster dose against Covid-19 and the experimental vacine against influenza.
The producer hopes that as time passes, it will be able to add the other vaccines that are now in development (including the one against RS-virus) to Moderna's annual combined inoculation.