Coronavirus Pandemic Likely to Last Two Years, Report Says

In a CIDRAP report to place the future of the coronavirus pandemic, a group of experts brought to light the possibility of it lasting for the next two years at least. Moreover to contain the pandemic, the world’s two-thirds population needs to be immune to the virus, as mentioned in the same report.

The report is co-authored by Michael Osterholm, CIDRAP director, Kristen Moore, medical director, John Barry, Health Historian, Tulane University, and Marc Lipsitch, an epidemiologist at Harvard School of Public Health.

Coronavirus Pandemic Likely To Be Harder To Control Than The Influenza

Centre for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, University of Minnesota reports that the coronavirus pandemic will be more difficult to control than the Influenza that had hit the nation before because of its ability to spread from asymptomatic cases yet untraced in the population. Their report also suggests that there is a chance that people might be at their most infectious stage before getting checked positive with the virus. 

Nation Up For Reopening But Coronavirus Pandemic To Last Beyond 2022

Along with the nation’s leading epidemiologist, Dr, Antony Fauci, the authors of the report delving into the future of the coronavirus pandemic also almost ascertain that the coronavirus pandemic will continue in waves beyond 2022. 

As the nation paces forward towards normalcy and reopening of businesses, the report warns, “Risk communication messaging from government officials should incorporate the concept that this pandemic will not be over soon and that people need to be prepared for possible periodic resurgences of disease over the next two years.” The lockdown has minimized the spread throughout the country however the virus promises to haunt in the years to come. 

Coronavirus Vaccines- Only Hope To Contain The Deadly Virus

Researchers and medical experts around the world are working relentlessly to formulate a vaccine for the novel coronavirus to immunize the population. Many are optimistic about its availability from the second half of this year.


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