Ask the COVID question, will this epidemic ever end? | News

  Ask the COVID question, will this epidemic ever end?  |  News

Which brings us to today’s Ask A COVID Question, Joe writes, what a lot of us are likely thinking, “when will this COVID pandemic ever end?”

Moderna’s CEO says, the coronavirus will likely become similar to the common cold. 

Bencel — The coronavirus pandemic will be set up to end in 2022.

“Those who do not get vaccinated will immunize themselves naturally, because the delta variant is so contagious,” he said. “In this way we will end up in a situation similar to that of the flu. You can either get vaccinated and have a good winter. Or you don’t do it and risk getting sick and possibly even ending up in hospital.”

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  • That’s encouraging news, but health professionals caution COVID-19 is far from over.

  • The answer; apparently next year! At least that’s the rosy prediction leaders at Moderna and AstraZeneca are offering.

That statement has been echoed by Sarah Gilbert, the scientist who led the team that developed the AstraZeneca vaccine. 

“We already live with four different human coronaviruses that we don’t really ever think about very much, and eventually sars-cov-2 will become one of those.”

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