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It will probably never end... the experts are saying that yearly booster jabs may be required.

Or do you mean when the lockdown will end?
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It will probably never end... the experts are saying that yearly booster jabs may be required.

Or do you mean when the lockdown will end?
no the coronavirus.

everything has an end, its not the end of the world yet
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When idiots stop breaching the lockdown rules. :mob:
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no the coronavirus.

everything has an end, its not the end of the world yet
It wouldn't go away unless there's a significant mutation which weakens it sharply.

There's an animal reservoir... and in human history we have only managed to artificially eliminate one human-disease-causing virus (from the wild) = smallpox. And that's because it doesn't have an animal reservoir.

So unless we can kill all the bats (assuming it's only bats that can carry the virus), then no - coronavirus (and its mutations and variations) will always be with us.
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It wouldn't go away unless there's a significant mutation when weakens it sharply.

There's an animal reservoir... and in human history we have only managed to artificially eliminate one human-disease-causing virus (from the wild) = smallpox. And that's because it doesn't have an animal reservoir.

So unless we can kill all the bats (assuming it's only bats that can carry the virus), then no coronavirus (and its mutatiosn and variations) will always be with us.
what about things like ebola and swine flu etc? past outbreaks?
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what about things like ebola and swine flu etc? past outbreaks?
They both still exist. What do you mean?
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what about things like ebola and swine flu etc? past outbreaks?
There's an outbreak of Ebola in Guinea right now, and recent outbreaks in the DR.Congo.
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what about things like ebola and swine flu etc? past outbreaks?
Well we think Ebola also affects other primates (monkeys, gorillas etc.) so again it cannot be eradicated.

Swine flu is a strain of the influenza virus... you wouldn't say that influenza has been eliminated?

Past outbreaks have mostly ended "naturally" because those affected are either dead (so they can't spread e.g. Ebola outbreaks) or the virus mutated to become much less pathogenic (e.g. SARS back in 2003).

But the incidence of both Ebola and other strains of influenza will ebb and flow, we will never eradicate them completely until we can develop a treatment / cure / vaccine for them.
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They both still exist. What do you mean?
we don’t hear about these past outbreaks killing people today though, we all still managed to live normal lives before the coronavirus despite these outbreaks still existing today. Why is the coronavirus affecting us this much?

Do you think we will be able to live a normal life with this coronavirus one day?
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All (of the above) will still exist and effect us for a very long long long long long long time. At least with minor effects since vaccines strengthens our immune system against it.
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we don’t hear about these past outbreaks killing people today though, we all still managed to live normal lives before the coronavirus despite these outbreaks still existing today. Why is the coronavirus affecting us this much?

Do you think we will be able to live a normal life with this coronavirus one day?
A new Ebola outbreak was reported in Guinea just last week...
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I’m not sure it will ever ‘end’. However it will become just part of our lives as it’s surely impossible for it to fully die out. I believe the vaccine will be passed out to everyone high risk to actually dying from the virus and it will become just a virus like the common cold. Our immune system will build up to it over the years and kids won’t know any different. I think life will go back to normal but won’t ever be the exact same as it was, we’re not in this forever remember, stay strong everyone <3
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