Coronavirus has been wreaking havoc across the globe for several months now and the number of reported cases has already exceeded 10 million. Experts believe that the actual estimate of infections is between 5 to 10 times of the reported cases. These days the most frequently asked question that everyone is desperate to find an answer for is when this COVID-19 pandemic will be over?
Faheem Younus MD who is currently serving as the Chief of Infectious Diseases at the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health has an answer to this million-dollar question, he believes that this viral disease may last for more than 2 years across the world.
The Pakistani-American doctor who has found quite a fame in Twitter world in this pandemic as people are hungry for authentic and latest developing news regarding this new viral disease. He gave the following reasons as to why he believes we've still got a long way to go in the war against novel coronavirus:
- The number of COVID-19 has already passed 6 million. (Currently, the tally stands at 10 million-plus.)
- Vaccine availability is still 1 year away.
- Vaccine distribution will further take at least 1 year.
- Still a long way to go in acquiring herd immunity.
- The political will to thwart the virus is decreasing.
- Coronavirus is spreading at an alarming rate. (One million new cases are being reported every week now!)
According to Dr. Younus 2 years is the "best-case scenario", assuming that vaccines will be prepared in the next 12 months and distributed globally efficiently. The infectious disease expert asked people to plan their lives accordingly as we have to learn to live with COVID-19.