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:

  1. full vaccination including annual boosters
  2. rapid testing at least weekly or possibly more often and certainly with any coryza like symptoms
  3. 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.