Covid-19: The virus that will take years to resolve

A specialist in microbiology at the University of Cambridge, explained that due to the size of the virus, it could be circulating longer than citizens believe, having a cyclical infectious effect if there is no prompt and effective long-term vaccine.

Ravi Gupta, professor of Clinical Microbiology at the Cambridge Department of Medicine at the University of Cambridge, has pointed out in an interview for the BBC that life as we knew it will not be the same for a time and that for this reason the population world must adapt.

Dr. Gupta prevents this virus from being dormant for a few years

"For some years life will not be the same and you just have to adapt", explained the specialist, indicating that the resurgence of this virus "will continue to happen until we have an effective (and universal) vaccine, the effect of which will last a long time". 

He explained that being optimistic, for the coming year there could be a vaccine that allows to provide society with relative calm, however he stressed that this virus will remain latent for one or two more years.

"It is not an ideal way to live, but perhaps it will not last long, perhaps one, two, three years", he said.

Regarding the durability of the virus in society, Gupta explained that other types of coronaviruses have not yet been eradicated, which continue to appear for seasons and then subside for a time.

"We are not done with other coronaviruses (...) That makes me think that it is not something that is going to disappear (quickly)."

In the essay published by Gupta on the Cambridge University website, he stated:

"As we uncovered the effects of covid-19 on the human body, such as patients who develop heart problems and lung damage, it appears that (the disease) will have far-reaching implications that will take a long time to resolve."

Despite the fact that the virus will continue to circulate for a long time, the world economies cannot remain detained and, with the necessary preventive measures, the specialist recommends that a relative return to normality be promoted responsibly with some recreational restrictions. .

With information from the BBC.

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