Chinese news outlet ECNS interviewed Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA, global director of ICAP, in an April 21 article on the need for continued international coordination against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wafaa El-Sadr, a professor of epidemiology and medicine at Columbia University in the United States, said the global outbreak is affecting various parts of the world in different ways. While it is unclear how much longer it will run, it will last “probably in some manner or another until we discover an effective vaccine”, she said.
“Countries around the world are in very different phases of the epidemic. There are certainly places like Europe and the US where the number of cases continues to rapidly increase, while it appears to have stabilized in other parts, including several Asian countries,” El-Sadr said.