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COVID may be Endemic By 2023

In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Now nearly two years later, the world is closer to an endemic.

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Now nearly two years later, the world is closer to seeing an endemic. This may happen sooner for some countries than others.

Kristina Dragovich explains.



Pan American Health Organization Incident Manager for COVID-19, Dr. Sylvain Aldighieri says endemic means that we will still see outbreaks of the virus in certain areas, but in a way that doesn’t impact our daily lives.

Infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci recently said the United States may see endemic COVID-19 as soon as next year and increased vaccination rates and booster shots will get the country closer to that goal.

But Dr. Aldighieri says even in countries with high vaccination rates, vaccines will play a role.

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