Coronavirus FAQ: What does endemic mean — and are we there yet?


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Has the pandemic moved into the endemic phase?

from NPR’s Goats and Soda

It’s been two years since the World Health Organization, on March 11, 2020, officially declared a global pandemic.

Since then, we’re all become too familiar with the word pandemic — and sister terms such as epidemic and outbreak.

“But now we’re starting to hear the word ‘endemic,’ ” says epidemiology professor Charlotte Baker at Virginia Tech — in reference to a new stage for SARS-CoV-2.

So should we be looking forward to that?

Full article here.