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The DN of the Debate. This is not the last of the viruspandemin

the world health organization has, over the past eleven years, declared a global emergency in six cases. The state of emergency caused by a virus. In order to d

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The DN of the Debate. This is not the last of the viruspandemin

the world health organization has, over the past eleven years, declared a global emergency in six cases. The state of emergency caused by a virus. In order to draw attention to the problem listed in the WHO in the year 2018, the top ten infectious diseases that constitute a serious threat to the health of the public, due to the absence of the drug. Nine out of ten are caused by viruses. It is the tenth infektionssjukdomen called ”disease X” (illness of ten), which is caused by an infectious agent, which was then unknown, but is likely to cause, a pandemic.

Two years later, we still have the name of the disease is ten: covid-19, which is caused by a virus, the sars corona virus 2. We are now in the midst of a battle, which is mainly dealing with the emergency emergency response procedures. Anyway, we should now prepare ourselves for the new, the situation is likely to occur in the near future.

in the Future, a pandemic does not need to be caused by the influenza virus or coronavirus. The line of the new agents is almost infinite, and would be able to include the mässlingsvirus, or polio, that have been changed, so that the existing vaccines don't work. In all probability, waiting, while the spread between human beings by a totally new virus from the animal world. We have a lack of knowledge of transmission of infectious agents in the wild, and we have no anti-viral agents against virtually all the viruses. The readiness in the future against the virus causing a pandemic are, therefore, very limited.

the Surveillance of the viruses that are circulating in wildlife in the different ecological environments is of great importance. An international network of biologists, veterinarians and doctors are needed in order to be consistent and in the long term, an inventory of known virusgrupper, and also to look for new viruses that could cause pandemics. When in the presence of the virus is increased in one species of animal, including a human being, it would smittförebyggande and prompt action is to be implemented. Prevention is always far less expensive than offset the effects of a pandemic.

There has been a lack of knowledge about the transmission of infectious agents in the wild, and we have no anti-viral agents against virtually all the viruses. The readiness of the future virusorsakade a pandemic is, therefore, very limited.

the Vaccine, which has so far been our best weapon to prevent the virus, it often takes many years to get to the användarledet and it only works against viruses that are already known. Accordingly, we do not expect that vaccines will be available against the virus, which we don't yet know about. As a supplement to the vaccines, we want to be able to contribute to the development of new anti-viral medications that can be used as a preventive measure and to treat infected patients.

in the Twenty years prior to the swine flu outbreak was discovered in a new class of drugs against the influenza virus, called neuraminidase inhibitors. If the drug is given early in an infection, slows the progression of the disease, and infectiousness is reduced. These anti-viral drugs, in addition to saving the lives of the people who belong to groups at risk of severe infection, can also serve as a prophylactic in those who are infected but not yet diagnosed. The availability of anti-viral drugs helped to make the "swine flu" to a less severe infection than first was feared.

the Virus, which are similar to each other, for example, the different types of coronaviruses have a single attack point'. If we had access to an arsenal of anti-viral drugs, as opposed to the usual type of corona virus that causes the förkylningsepidemier during the winter months, that many of these drugs are also likely to have worked with the new coronavirus. The outbreak was able to be nipped in the bud, and the serious effects of the infection could have been prevented. And, in the long run, if we have access to the medications to other, ”normal” people to the virus, so they would likely work against the will of their unknown relatives, that is to say, disorder, eleven, twelve, thirteen ... "

as of February 1, we wrote an article on dagens nyheter's Debate with the headline: 'Swedish investment in research on the virus, it can change the world”, by stating that, in line with the world health organisation, it should help them prepare against the common and serious infections that can not be prevented, or treated. The undersigned was prior to this (november, 2019), a seminar for the society, members of parliament and researchers (Rifo), with the headline: ”Virus – a growing threat to society.” We are informed about the ill-health and mortality, and the burden associated with the virus poses to the health care system and to society at large.

the Government decided a few days ago, the launch of a comprehensive support package of 300 billion in order to ”save the Swedish company” from the consequences of the on-going viruspandemin. The availability of more effective anti-viral drugs, and had a considerable degree of certainty, greatly reduced the social costs of the pandemic, as well as for future influenza pandemics.

with the Development of antibiotics during the second half of the 1900s belonging to the mankind's greatest medical achievements. In the past, governments have good reason to initiate elaborate research on antibiotic resistance, in order to ensure that these drugs do work in the future. Antibiotics do not work against viral infections, but it can be through their longevity serve as a model for other similar approaches to infection control. One such case is the development of a comprehensive set of anti-viral drugs, in order to be able to fight the virus, just as effective as today, we are dealing with a bacterial infection.

the Panorama of infections in the last year, changes for the sake of a fast and global spread of the virus. The contributing causes include the high probability of increased urbanisation and an exponential increase in traffic. Viral infection, eleven, twelve, and thirteen could be on the doorstep any day now. However, there are still reasons for optimism, the research over the last few decades has led to an extensive knowledge of how viruses work and how they can be controlled. Consequently, we are well placed to develop effective drugs to treat future infections.

the Drug, to the virus to other health threats, require a lot of work, long-term planning and cooperation among a range of stakeholders, including researchers, research funders and the pharmaceutical industry. WHO, then, in 2018 called on the nations of the world, research funding agencies, and enterprises to give priority to virusorsakade of the infection. It is time for us to act in the organization's note: we've already lost enough time.

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