Study Projects How Virus May Join Common Cold
STUDY PROJECTS HOW CORONAVIRUS MIGHT SOMEDAY JOIN THE MIX OF COMMON CHILDHOOD COLDS
(CNN) – A new study projects COVID-19 may someday join the mix of viruses that cause a common cold.
Research published in the Journal Science States, the virus that causes COVID-19 could eventually become no more infectious than a seasonal illness.
But scientists say that can only happen when we reach the endemic phase.
That means the virus would need to circulate freely everywhere.
A researcher highlighted the transition may take anywhere from a few years to a few decades depending on how fast the pathogen spreads
Scientists say social distancing and an effective vaccine are critical for the transition out the pandemic.