(ConservativeStar.com) – Just a little more than two years ago, one could see a person’s whole face because there wasn’t a mask covering the bottom half, nobody was worried about having a vaccine passport before sitting down in their favorite restaurant. If anybody thought about the word “pandemic,” it was likely in regard to the board game. Now, especially with the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus leading to record numbers of infections, people are beginning to wonder, will it ever end? One expert says not any time soon — but there’s hope.
A World Health Organization (WHO) special envoy for COVID-19, Dr. David Nabarro, addressed the question as it applies to the United Kingdom and gave them hope that there’s “a light at the end of the tunnel.” He did caution there will likely be more variations and mutations and would probably be waves that come and go.
That point of view has been echoed by doctors from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, who said “the optimistic view” would be that the virus would continue to circulate but the rate of hospitalizations and deaths would be greatly reduced (i.e. become endemic).
Dr David Nabarro says even if coronavirus does become endemic the UK should still be prepared for variant surges like Omicron to occur and must be able to react quickly to contain them if possible https://t.co/tP1JBwsNj3
— Sky News (@SkyNews) January 10, 2022
In America, the Surgeon General of the United States, Vivek Murthy, warned that the recent surge, which has seen 800,000 new cases reported per day, has not reached its peak, and likely will not “in the next coming days.” He painted a picture, not of a wave that swept from the Pacific to the Atlantic, but one where different parts of the country are ebbing and flowing at different rates. He has expressed the opinion that “the next few weeks will be tough.”
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