"COVID-19 is here to stay and it will continue to cause outbreaks year-round until herd immunity is achieved. Collaborating author Dr. Hadi Yassine, of Qatar University in Doha, affirms and states that there could be multiple waves of COVID-19 before herd immunity is achieved. We know that many respiratory viruses follow seasonal patterns, especially in temperate regions. But, once herd immunity is attained through natural infections and vaccinations, the R0 should drop substantially, making the virus more susceptible to seasonal factors. Although this is majorly attributed to the rapid virus spread in closed communities, it affirms the need for rigorous control measures to limit virus spread, until herd immunity is achieved," Dr. Yassine said.
Source: Mint September 19, 2020 05:26 UTC