How will the corona pandemic end? Omicron raises questions about his early ending

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How will the corona pandemic end? Omicron raises questions about his early ending

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  • Vaccines may not completely prevent infection, but they do protect against serious diseases.
  • COVID will surely always be with us – infectious disease specialist Dr. Albert

Washington: the epidemic finally ends, though omicron complicating the question of when this will happen in the present case. It will not be like ‘turning on-off’ an electrical switch and the world will have to learn to live with a virus that is not going to end. The ultra-contagious Omicron format is taking cases to an all-time high and a weary world trying to stop the spread is creating chaos in the form of conflict, but this time, we are not starting over.

Vaccines may not completely prevent infection, but they do provide strong protection against serious diseases. Omicron does not appear to be as lethal as some of the previous variants, and the vaccine will protect those who survive against other forms of the virus that are currently spreading, and perhaps even help recover if the next variant appears. “Unless we take the ending very seriously,” said Dr. Albert Ko, an infectious disease specialist at the Yale School of Public Health, the latest issue is a warning of what will happen. “Of course, Covid will always be with us,” Ko said.

“We will never be able to eradicate or eliminate Covid, so we have to identify our targets,” he said. sometime World Health Organization (WHO) will determine when an appropriate number of countries have reduced their COVID-19 cases, or at least the number of hospitalizations or deaths, enough to officially end the pandemic. It is not clear exactly what that limit will be. Even if this happens, the fight against the pandemic will continue in one part of the world, especially in low-income countries or where vaccines and treatment are insufficient, while others will more easily advance in what scientists call the ‘final stage. ‘of the pandemic.

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Those are vague distinctions, said Stephen Kistler, an infectious disease specialist at Harvard’s TH Chan School of Public Health. He defines the final stage as reaching “some kind of acceptable stable state” when dealing with COVID-19. He said the Omicron crisis shows that we have not gotten there yet, but “I think we will get to a point where SARS-CoV-2 will also be endemic, as the flu is an endemic disease.” For comparison, COVID-19 killed more than eight million Americans in two years, while the flu typically kills between 12,000 and 52,000 people per year.

Dr. Amesh Adalja, principal investigator at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, said: “It’s not going to go back to the point of 2019. We have time to think about people’s risk tolerance.”

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