Covid-19 has been an uninvited guest to us since 2019. Since then we have had to change our lifestyle to the ”new normal”. We have
had to learn to breathe in with a mask, avoid crowded places, maintain social distance, and wash our hands more frequently. Most countries have also loosened their Covid-19 measures and restrictions including travel bans. In a lot of countries, they have gone back to their normal way of life.
Is Covid-19 endemic yet?
Countries like Spain have called for their citizens to treat Covid-19 like an endemic disease or normal flu and adjust to living with the Covid-19 virus. Other countries are still dealing with Covid-19 variants like Omicron making it hard for them to drop off their restrictions. With all of these differences the big question still remains, ”Is the world ready to treat Covid-19 like a mare flu and live with it? Is it possible that we may live off the Covid-19 vaccines?”
There are strong beliefs that the Omicron variant may be hastening the ending of the Covid-19 pandemic. In the US Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel who is a former member of President’s Biden Covid-19 task force said that Covid-19 might end up being an endemic later this year. The doctor said that with the help of the Covid-19 vaccines we might end up making Covid-19 virus an endemic or just common flu.
Strategies being laid down
Health Organizations are laying down strategic plans on how to make Covid-19 an endemic before the end of the year. One of this set plans is to get to convince more people to get vaccinated with the help of the press. More medication and new treatment are also set to be used as one of the many measures to try and eradicate Covid-19 from us and get things back to how they used to be.
Covid-19 is not yet an endemic it is still a pandemic that we still ought to follow the measures set aside to prevent us from contracting the virus. The World Health Organization (WHO) has a different view on the hopes of Covid-19 coming to an end. Dr. Catherine Smallwood a scientist at WHO said at a news conference that the Covid-19 pandemic is very far from being endemic. Covid-19 virus surprisingly keeps on mutating and is unpredictable.
Dr. Mike Ryan, the director of the WHO health emergencies program has defined an endemic disease is one that is “circulating at a lower and more predictable rate in the population” in a certain population. Living with Covid-19 will simply need our co-operation in following Covid-19 protocols and measures set aside for our good. Endemic does not necessarily mean that the disease is no longer there it is the new approach that we tend to give the disease.
By now most people are tired of the lockdowns, travel restrictions, and buns and want their normal life back. Some experts believe that it will take decades for Covid-19 virus to be endemic. Experts only hope that the coming generations will have acquired strong immunity against Covid-19 before the young children are all grown up. Some health practitioners believe that we will remain in the constant attack of Covid-19 variants such as the Delta and the Omicron variant.Omicron Covid-19 ‘Variant of Concern’ – Docsun Computation MedLab
The debate about whether Covid-19 will be endemic or continue to be a pandemic is still on the table giving us no reason to drop off any Covid-19 measure unless advised otherwise by the Health Organizations and WHO. Docsun Report On Observing COVID 19 Guidelines – Docsun Computation MedLab