The COVID-19 pandemic has been changing since the beginning.
With rumors of the end in sight, many are wondering what the future of COVID-19 will look like.
What are the theories?
STAT News offered their predictions for the future of COVID-19 worldwide. Read more about it here.
- Epidemic future: One theory is that the virus could become epidemic. This would mean that it could become similar to a commonly spread upper respiratory infections.
- A new COVID-19: This scenario suggests that SARS-CoV-2 could evolve and affect other cells. This means that it could impact different parts of the body.
- A new hybrid virus: There is a chance that the COVID-19 virus could merge with another one.
- Against the antibodies: The virus could evolve to avoid the vaccines and exploit antibodies. The virus could mutate so antibodies make people more likely to be infected.
It is important to remain cautious even as restrictions begin to lift.
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