Will SARS-CoV-2 Become Endemic?

As Linda Dahl writes for Elemental, there are signs to suggest that, eventually, Covid-19 will become an endemic illness. This means a disease that’s always present in a population though it will likely be less deadly. She writes:

If you look into the history of endemic diseases, you will see they weren’t always the low-level annoyances they are today. The initial paths they took were usually quite deadly. The strain of influenza that caused the 1918 pandemic is an excellent example. It infected 500 million people and killed as many as 50 million people worldwide. It is…

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