The bad news is that COVID-19 is here to stay. The good news is that this will eventually be stabilized – it just has not happened yet.
Pandemics do not have a start or an end date.
“We have this expectation that COVID-19 had a start: It started in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. And we have this expectation that it is going to end,” said Dr. Daniel Landsberger, chief physician for Maccabi Health Services. “We want a date for it to end.”
But if we look over hundreds of years, pandemics are processes.
The Bubonic Plague of the 16th century lasted a few hundred years and there are still random but rare outbreaks today – mostly in Third-World countries like Africa, India and Peru.
The first reported cases of HIV were reported in the United States in 1981. A decade later, HIV was the No. 1 cause of death among Americans ages 25 to 44, according to WebMD. And it took until after 2000 before the latest class of HIV drugs emerged that allow people to live with and manage the disease.
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Source: By Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman, Jerusalem Post