Omicron to turn Covid into endemic disease, according to European Medicines Agency

By Manon C. Posted on January 14, 2022 at 12:25 p.m.

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According to the European Medicines Agency, the Omicron variant could well transform the Covid into an endemic disease with which the population can and must learn to live.

L’European Medicines Agency showed, this Tuesday, January 11, 2022, rather confident about the future of the pandemic in Europe and in the world. Indeed, according to Marco Cavaleri, the Omicron variant may well allow the pandemic to become a endemic disease with which the world population can and must learn to live.

“No one knows exactly when we’ll be at the end of the tunnel, but we’ll get there.increased immunity in the population – and with Omicron, there will be a lot ofnatural immunity in addition to vaccination – we will move quickly towards a scenario that will be closer to endemicity. But we must not forget that we are still in a pandemic. “ so declared the head of the vaccine strategy of the EMA.

Asked about the vaccine strategy and the possibility of fourth dose of vaccine, the European Medicines Agency has, on this subject, agreed with the statements of the World Health Organization considering, too, that it is not with booster doses that the world will come. at the end of the Covid pandemic.

“If we have a strategy where we give reminders every four months, we will end up potentially having immune response problems. And second, of course, there is the risk of weariness of the population with the continuous administration of booster doses “, announced this Tuesday, Marco Cavaleri.

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