The Global Pandemic is waning and beginning to disappear in some countries
In Europe and other suffering countries like Brazil or India ,we don’t know how the pandemic will play out in the next few months.Given its intensity so far, it is likely that there will be new waves, but perhaps less intense.
We don’t know what a possible fourth wave will look like, or what effect the new genetic variants that are appearing might have, but the good news is that globally the pandemic is waning right now.
Perhaps it is a combination of several factors: the virus behaves seasonally, the population acquires some herd immunity through natural infection or vaccines, perhaps the virus in this natural process of variation and mutation leads to less virulent forms and adapts to its new host.We don’t know for sure, but for now there is still reason for hope.
* Ignacio López-Goñi is professor of microbiology at the University of Navarra, Spain.
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