When Will The COVID-19 Pandemic End?
Since the beginning of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2 first identified in Wuhan, China, has been a worry for everyone. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak as a pandemic as it affects millions of people worldwide. Despite months and months of fighting against the disease outbreaks, some cases remain high, leaving everyone to ask the question about when the pandemic will end.
However, as much as everyone wants to know when the pandemic will be ending, it is still hard to predict, especially when you consider recent setbacks like new waves of cases, lockdowns, and other emerging virus variants. Unless the disease outbreak is contained and its transmission rate drops significantly worldwide, the pandemic is still far from being over.
Several strategies can help end the pandemic, one that requires everyone’s collective effort to observe public health guidelines and preventive measures to help flatten the surging epidemic curve. One part of this effort is getting yourself tested, such as the fit to fly covid test when traveling somewhere.
Testing is now necessary as a Covid fit to fly certificate is becoming a travel requirement to help confirm that you are not a carrier of the virus. Testing is a preventive measure that is deemed the most effective strategy during the pandemic. Two diagnostic tests can identify individuals with an active infection of the virus: a molecular PCR test and an Antigen test.
Additionally, several vaccines are in use today that are safe, authorized, and effective in helping prevent COVID-19. The vaccines currently available and included in the World Health Organization are Pfizer/BioNTech, AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine, and the Ad26.COV2.S that is known as the Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.
If you are looking for more information about when the COVID-19 pandemic will end, here is an infographic provided by Harley Medic International.