The Potential Future of the COVID-19 PandemicWill SARS-CoV-2 Become a Recurrent Seasonal Infection?

JAMA
April 6, 2021, Vol 325, No. 13, Pages 1239-1356
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/currentissue

 

COVID-19: Beyond Tomorrow
The Potential Future of the COVID-19 PandemicWill SARS-CoV-2 Become a Recurrent Seasonal Infection?
Christopher J. L. Murray, MD; Peter Piot, MD
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JAMA. 2021;325(13):1249-1250. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.2828
This Viewpoint discusses the prospect that COVID-19 could become a recurrent seasonal disease like influenza and proposes strategies to mitigate the consequences for communities and health systems, including changes in surveillance, medical and public health response, and socioeconomic programs.