“It is unrealistic to assume that the corona virus will completely disappear,” he said Stephen Kissler of the Harvard Medical School to Ed Yong. But there is hope that Covid-19 will one day become what the flu is today: a recurring scourge of winter. And maybe thanks to vaccines, Covid-19 will one day become so banal that the majority of Generation C will not be afraid to get it.
But until that happens, the world will be faced with enormous costs. The health system could benefit from it. “After 9/11, the world focused on counter-terrorism. After Covid-19, health care could get more attention,” says Ed Yong. His vision is that “Gen C Kids” will soon write school essays about wanting to become an epidemologist. Health policy is becoming a central part of US foreign policy. And if in 2030 a SARS-CoV-3 virus If it appears anywhere in the world, it will be cured within a month.