Here’s how Covid-19 goes from a pandemic to endemic
Here’s how Covid-19 goes from a pandemic to endemic

Here’s how Covid-19 goes from a pandemic to endemic

It’s been two years since Covid-19 crept across the globe, hitting the U.S. economy and wreaking havoc on health systems unprepared to defend itself against the new pathogen.

Now that the latest wave of infections driven by the rapidly spreading omicron variant is rapidly waning, many are beginning to question: Is Covid-19 becoming endemic?

“There is a high probability that we are moving into an endemic environment,” Modern CEO Stephane Bancel told CNBC’s ‘Squawk Box’ in late February.

But what does it mean when a virus like Covid-19 becomes endemic? It may be unclear – even among global health experts.

“We are going from the acute phase, the emergency phase, to a chronic phase, where we will have to look at long-term sustained resources to continue fighting Covid-19,” World Health Organization spokeswoman Margaret Harris told CNBC in an interview.

Meanwhile, the Biden administration recently unveiled a 96-page national contingency plan it believes will serve as a roadmap to bring the nation back to more normal routines. The White House’s pandemic playbook is already facing obstacles on Capitol Hill.

Legislators in Congress dropped additional Covid funding in their recent $ 1.5 trillion expense bill. The help is crucial to ensure future supply of booster doses, antiviral pills, tests and more, according to administrative officials.

Watch the video above to find out what it means when a virus like Covid-19 becomes endemic and how the US is trying to create its post-pandemic future.

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