We will likely transition from a pandemic form of COVID to endemic COVID.
The common cold and flu are endemic.
We just co-exist with the cold and the flu.
Unfortunately, some patients do die from the flu.
A winning combination for COVID will likely be tripartite:
- full vaccination including annual boosters
- rapid testing at least weekly or possibly more often and certainly with any coryza like symptoms
- oral anti-virals for COVID.
Welcome to our new world. Now all we need is for Health Canada to approve the oral antivirals and we are on our way to co-existing with COVID.