World Health Organization has warned that the Covid 19 pandemic may just turn into an endemic. It may continue to stay here forever. Any attempt to predict how long it would keep circulating and calling for a massive effort to counter it, says WHO.

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It could become endemic like HIV says the World Health organization. WHO emergencies expert Mike Ryan said this on online briefing.

It is Important

“It is important to put this on the table: this virus may become just another endemic virus in our communities, and this virus may never go away,” he said.

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I think it is important we are realistic and I don’t think anyone can predict when this disease will disappear,” he added. “I think there are no promises in this and there are no dates. This disease may settle into a long problem, or it may not be.

However, he said the world had some control over how it coped with the disease, although this would take a “massive effort” even if a vaccine was found, a prospect he described as a “massive moonshot”.