February 26th, local time, WHO held a regular press conference on COVID-19. Maria van Kohoff, technical director of the WHO health emergency project, said that a new pandemic may occur in the future.
WHO is paying close attention to the potential pandemic threat to ensure that countries have good monitoring systems that can Quickly detect diseases and take countermeasures.
Maria van Kohoff also noted that reports of avian influenza cases had been received in Russia, and the WHO Influenza team discussed the vaccine composition for the next flu season.
On the 26th, WHO officially released the list of ingredients required for the influenza season 2020-2021 in the Northern Hemisphere, so that countries and vaccine manufacturers can develop and produce influenza vaccines.