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FILE PHOTO: People, some wearing protective face masks, walk over Westminster Bridge, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in London, Britain, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo

Omicron Optimism and Shift from Pandemic to Endemic

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With Omicron’s surge peaking in some U.S. states, experts this week sounded a wary note of optimism that better times are weeks to months away, but they warn that prospects of an “end” are murky, with the likeliest scenario being one in which the virus shifts from pandemic to a more manageable endemic mode.…

COVID’s future: From pandemic to endemic?

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Difficult to predict timeline as duration of vaccine protection, social contact, and transmissibility play key roles, says expert. With much of the world still susceptible to SARS-CoV-2, experts predict the virus will become endemic.…