NPR: Fauci says COVID-19 won’t go away like smallpox, but will more likely become endemic

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At the recent World Economic Forum’s Davos Agenda, Dr. Fauci made some comments on the future of COVID-19. He said no one knows how exactly things will play out, but considering smallpox is the only disease humans have completely eradicated, he is confident COVID-19 will not be the next. Dr. Fauci also remarked on the possibility of a less dangerous variant of COVID-19 becoming an endemic similar to flu. He believes it is possible to reach this stage with the Omicron variant, barring the mutation of a new more lethal variant. The full article by Scott Neuman can be read here on NPR.

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