Maybe you haven’t been infected with COVID-19 yet. Maybe you won’t get it this fall or winter. But you will be infected with the coronavirus sometime. That’s the consensus of over 100 experts surveyed by the journal Nature. Nine out of ten said that it is “likely” or “very likely” that the coronavirus will continue to circulate among the population as an endemic infection. It’s likely to become like the flu, where we need yearly vaccinations. Or it might be more like other coronaviruses, causing symptoms we know as the “common cold”. It’s even likely we become infected many times during our lives. Fortunately, once people develop some immunity to it, through infection or vaccination, they won’t get very sick from it.
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