Earlier in 2020, when people first took notice of COVID-19, they thought it to be just another illness, triggering flu-like symptoms, likely to fade away in a few months or so. Now, almost a year and a half later, the virus is still amongst us, wreaking more havoc than ever.
The emerging deadly variants, rise in the numbers of COVID cases, the unpredictability of the virus, all seem to add to our concerns, making us wonder whether or not we’ll ever get to go back to living in a COVID-free world.
While people are still hopeful, scientists are still sceptical and think it’s improbable. As per a survey conducted by Nature, 90% of the researchers out of more than a 100 believed that COVID-19 would become an endemic and will go on to live amongst us in the future. But that does not mean death or never ending suffering. It will all depend on the type of immunity we acquire, as per experts.