Scientists: COVID Is Moving From Pandemic To Endemic

NBC News reports:

“Everyone has stopped talking about getting rid of Covid,” Dr. Elizabeth Halloran, an epidemiologist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, said of her fellow researchers.

“It’s not going away, and that means it’s going to be endemic.” Most scientists now expect the virus to circulate indefinitely with lower and more predictable case numbers — a status known as endemicity.

That would make the coronavirus like many other viruses that humanity has learned to deal with, such as influenza. It remains unclear, however, whether the coronavirus will remain a greater health risk than other endemic respiratory viruses.

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