Health officials say it, friends say it: COVID-19 seems on track to become as common and familiar to us as the flu. But experts emphasize that there are still limitations to this equation — COVID is still not an ordinary flu and always can be.
“It’s time to accept that the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is the new normal,” US Food and Drug Administration leaders wrote in an article published Monday in the Journal of the American was published. Medical Association. “It will likely circulate worldwide in the near future, taking its place alongside other common respiratory viruses such as the flu.”