Fernando Simón’s premonition before the coronavirus

The crisis of coronavirus It has caught most by surprise, but some scientists had already predicted the possibility that in the next few years there would be a global pandemic and one of them was Fernando Simón, director of the Center for Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies of the Ministry of Health.

So he let it be seen Simon during an interview on the ‘Millenium’ program on La 2 on January 22, 2019, when the new coronavirus did not exist.

“I believe that almost every year a new virus is discovered or a modification in known viruses that, in reality, makes them almost new,” said Simón, who added that the future new epidemic could “generate some serious health problem at a global level ”, although he stressed that the current situation is very different from that of 50 or 60 years ago.

“There may be more situations that generate epidemics, but the impact of those epidemics … our general position right now in my unit is that the impact of each of these epidemics is going to be much, much less than it was in the fourteenth century, XV, XIX, in the XX century, with the Spanish flu, ”said Simón, who was not so successful here when foreseeing the possible effects of an epidemic such as the coronavirus.