Futurologist predicted new pandemics for world

Leading Japanese futurist, consultant to the Japanese government, Morinosuke Kawaguchi, predicted new pandemics for the world. Their reasons will remain the same: poor general health of people and their unwillingness to change their lifestyle, reports RIA Novosti a >.

According to the specialist, at critical moments people are scared and expect the worst development of the situation. “But like other problems, this one will also pass. Then everything will return to its place again, as if nothing had happened,” he predicted.

At the same time, the “unpleasant truth” about poor health care in many countries, as well as the spread of diabetes and obesity among the world’s population will remain. “And obviously this is a significant issue related to mortality from coronavirus. It’s just that no one talks about it. People talk about vaccinations, sanitary prevention, any medical problems or government support for the economy,” Kawaguchi emphasized.

However, even in such conditions, people do not want to change their lifestyle and do not take the problem seriously. In addition, politicians and healthcare companies seek to benefit from the current situation. In this regard, the futurist predicted that the coronavirus will not be the last fatal infection to spread across the planet. The situation may repeat itself, but viruses have contributed to the evolution of mankind, he concluded.

Formerly World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adan Ghebreyesus told that the events of the outgoing year and the coronavirus pandemic have taught the world many important lessons that need to be learned by 2021 year. Thus, governments must increase investment in health care. To begin with, it is necessary to ensure access of all citizens to vaccines against coronavirus. In addition, policymakers need to ensure that health systems are fully prepared for the next pandemic that is imminent.

As of January 2, there are more than 83.9 million people infected with coronavirus in the world, of which more than 1.82 million have died, another 47.2 million have recovered. Most of the infected are registered in the USA, India, Brazil, Russia and France.