Covid-19 probably will become as “endemic” as the annual flu virus, under the U.K.’s chief scientific advisor.
Some potential vaccines are in late-stage clinical trials, but Patrick Vallance said none is likely to get rid of the virus.
“The notion of eliminating Covid from anywhere is not right, since it should come back,” he said, noting there had only been one human disease “truly eradicated” thanks to an efficient vaccine and therefore was smallpox.
Coronavirus likely to become as ‘endemic’ as the flu and a vaccine might not be able to stop it, top UK scientist says. https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/20/covid-19-likely-to-become-as-endemic-as-flu.html