“This virus is on its way to becoming endemic. That’s for sure,” she said.
According to the expert, now the coronavirus pandemic is “in full swing”.
“The incidence rate is growing, and with it the burden on the health systems of countries. But we have not yet reached this stage,” said van Kerkhove.
She stressed that the virus often mutates, so it is difficult to predict the development of a pandemic. In particular, and due to the fact that different countries are fighting the pandemic in different ways,
“There is no such predictability here as with the flu and other typical seasonal infections. Perhaps we will come to this, but have not yet arrived,” van Kerkhove concluded.