Living normally, with Covid-19: Task force ministers on how Singapore is drawing road map for new normal - The Straits Times

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My view all along has been that Covid-19 will not go away, for sure not in the next decade. But thanks to science and amazing medical talent we will be able to manage Covid-19.

The bad news is that Covid-19 may never go away. The good news is that it is possible to live normally with it in our midst. This means Covid-19 will very likely become endemic. But what does that mean?

It means that the virus will continue to mutate, and thereby survive in our community. One example of such an endemic disease is influenza. Every year, many people catch the flu. The overwhelming majority recover without needing to be hospitalised, and with little or no medication. But a minority, especially the elderly and those with co-morbidities, can get very ill, and some succumb.

Pivoting into this new way of managing and reacting to Covid-19 may be challenging but seems like the right path. Oh, and get vaccinated! 🦠

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