Andrea Ammon, head of the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, believes that the new coronavirus will remain with humanity for a long time, despite a slowdown in the growth of the disease and the beginning of vaccination, Agence France-Presse reports.
Ammon urged European countries, in particular, to remain vigilant about the virus, which “appears to have adapted very well to humans” and may require experts to adjust vaccines over time.
“So we have to be prepared for it to stay with us,” she said.
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared an outbreak of a new coronavirus infection a pandemic. According to Johns Hopkins University, COVID-19 has sickened more than 108 million people worldwide, and 2.3 million people have died.