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COVID-19 will probably become endemic – here’s what that means – Australian Times

As long as there is a sufficient supply of people still susceptible to the disease for each infected person to pass it on to, it will continue to spread.



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Hans Heesterbeek, Utrecht University
We cant say with any certainty what the future of COVID-19 is. But based on our experience with other infections, there is little reason to believe that the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 will go away any time soon, even when vaccines become available. A more realistic scenario is that it will be added to the (large and growing) family of infectious diseases that are what is known as endemic in the human population.
With the worldwide spread of the disease increasi…

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