Is COVID endemic? Here’s what health experts are saying. | JUST THE FAQS

How soon could we see COVID-19 go from pandemic to endemic? Here's what we know now.
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The past two pandemic summers saw a spike in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and death, but this season may be different.

Though health experts expect cases to rise, they said the wave won't be as devastating as the previous two summers or the surge of the omicron variant of the coronavirus.

Unlike the previous summers, most of the U.S. population now has some immunity against the coronavirus from vaccines, boosters and previous infections. People have access to antivirals that can prevent hospitalizations in the unvaccinated.

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