Scientists also stated that the complete eradication of the virus is “unlikely” and they have “high confidence that there will always be variants.”
Whilst unsure of the short-term effects of Covid, there is a “realistic possibility in the long term” that Covid will cause common cold symptoms, affecting predominantly the old or clinically vulnerable.
Clinical epidemiologist Dr Deepti Gurdasani took to Twitter to say that the SAGE paper was a “stark warning”.
She continued: “Given the impact Delta has already had, and in light of recent evidence from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we cannot afford any more new variants emerging, we need to take preventive action now.”
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