Paul Hunter, professor at the University of East Anglia's Norwich School of Medicine, said COVID-19 will be just another “cold” in the future. This is stated in an article published in The Spectator magazine.
According to the British professor, SARS-CoV-2 is not going anywhere and is likely to repeatedly infect humanity. In addition, he believes that after the abolition of quarantine, the daily increase in the number of cases in the UK soon began to even fall.
Hunter predicted that the world will not be able to achieve collective immunity to the coronavirus, but a balance will be found between immunity and infections. According to the study, the symptoms of COVID-19 will gradually approach those observed in patients with mild coronavirus. So, already now the “delta” strain is most often manifested by a sore throat and a runny nose.
“New strains are fraught with problems – they are either much more infectious or bypass the existing immunity. However, there are reasonable grounds to believe that the delta strain may become the endpoint of the virus, ”says Hunter.
Therefore, the professor believes that the worst part of the pandemic is over – at least in the UK. However, the population will need revaccination in any case.
Earlier, Alexander Gintsburg, director of the National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology named after N.F. He stressed that in Russia there will be adequate ways to combat the infection, which will displace it and turn it into vaccine-controlled.