Do you think it will go away?
The current Covid 19 pandemic has brought a lot of discomfort and inconvenience to the people the world over. Many people believe it will disappear eventually. This is especially if a vaccine is found.
However, do you think it will really go away? This disease is so contagious. And as of now, a good vaccine is still not found.
So do you think it will go away and disappear? Just like the flu or cancer, this disease may always come back again and again.
- IOMLv 74 weeks agoFavourite answer
It will be around for quite a while.
These are the 7 coronaviruses known to infect humans:
229E (alpha coronavirus)
NL63 (alpha coronavirus)
OC43 (beta coronavirus)
HKU1 (beta coronavirus)
These four cause seasonal flu and have been around for decades.
MERS-CoV (the beta coronavirus that causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS)
SARS-CoV (the beta coronavirus that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS)
SARS-CoV-2 (the "novel coronavirus" that causes coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19)
MERS and SARS1 have "disappeared". The first 4 have been around for decades and cause our seasonal flu. SARS2 will either join the first 4 or end up disappearing like the last 2. Only time will tell.
In the meantime, mask up, wash up and keep away from people.
Be safe 🙂
- 4 weeks ago
Wear a mask. And keep away from people