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‘Learn to live with it’: COVID-19 can’t be eradicated like smallpox, experts warn

COVID-19 restrictions start slowly lifting across the world, some countries are telling people they need to learn to live with the virus — as it’s not going anywhere.That’s because unlike viruses like polio or measles (that have been largely been wiped out in rich countries), the coronavirus has different characteristics, making it difficult to eliminate, even with the help of vaccines.“COVID-19 cannot be eradicated, it’s impossible,” said Dr. Peter Juni, a professor of medicine and epidemiology at the University of Toronto and scientific director of Ontario’s COVID-19 Science Advisory Table.

“It’s not the same as the measles, it’s more like influenza.” The Lambda COVID-19 variant is in Canada. How worried should we be? With this in mind,

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