A new report from the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota says there is some depressing news in our efforts to maintain coronaviruses, according tomedia BGR. Without a vaccine, the researchers predict, the current new coronavirus pandemic could last more than two years. The global population is largely immune to the pre-existing virus, according to a report released by the researchers. In addition, because the virus is easily transmitted by asymptomatic people, it will become very difficult to stop the spread of the virus.
Another factor that is difficult to control is that the incubation period is longer than the flu we typically see:
There are important differences. The first is the incubation period; the average incubation period for influenza is 2 days (range 1 to 4 days), and the average incubation period for COVID-19 is 5 days (range 2 to 14 days). COVID-19 has a long incubation period, allowing the virus to spread quietly in different populations before it is detected. This has led to initial complacency among governments before they become aware of the seriousness of the situation.
In short, the report reveals the effectiveness of the new coronavirus in relation to the flu virus. The report cautions that the country should be prepared for the worst, without a vaccine. The report also said government officials should make it clear that “the pandemic will not end any time soon and people need to be prepared for a possible recurrence in the next two years.” “
Even in the best case, the report says, “we must be prepared for at least another 18 to 24 months of significant COVID-19 activity, with regular outbreak centers in different geographic regions.” The report also says the new coronavirus pandemic will not stop until 60 to 70 percent of the population is immunized.
Dr. Fauci, an infectious disease expert in the United States, recently said that by January 2021, the new coronavirus vaccine could be widely available.