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Coronavirus likely to become as ‘endemic’ as the flu and a vaccine might not be able to stop it, top UK scientist says – CNBC

A vaccine is not likely to eradicate the Covid virus, the U.K.’s chief scientific advisor said.



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LONDON Covid-19 is likely to become as “endemic” as the annual flu virus, according to the U.K.’s chief scientific advisor.
Some potential vaccines are in late-stage clinical trials, but Patrick Vallance said none is likely to eradicate the virus.
“The notion of eliminating Covid from anywhere is not right, because it will come back,” he said, noting there had only been one human disease “truly eradicated” thanks to a highly effective vaccine and that was smallpox.
“We can’t be certain, but I…

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