Humans will have to brace for more outbreaks caused by viruses in the future, Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, warned on Thursday.
Speaking during an interview on the POLITICO Pulse Check podcast, Fauci said, "I think you have to assume that there are more viruses that are still lurking," when asked about the possibility of a virus more dangerous than Covid-19, reports the CNN.
"We know, historically, we have had outbreaks long before I have been around – even before recorded history. We know that [there have] been outbreaks recently. We are in the middle of an outbreak now. And there's no doubt that we're gonna have outbreaks in the future," Fauci told POLITICO's Dan Diamond.
Fauci said Covid-19 emerged as what he's often described as "the worst-case scenario, or my worst nightmare" because of how rapidly the virus spreads in a community and its "significant degree of morbidity and mortality, at least for some subset of the population."