Endemic COVID-19 ‘more likely’ sa Omicron — OCTA

Endemic COVID-19 ‘more likely’ sa Omicron — OCTA

January 22, 2022 @ 9:04 AM 8 months ago


Manila, Philippines – Posibleng maging endemic na ang COVID-19 pandemic dahil sa nakahahawang Omicron variant, ayon sa OCTA Research group.

Sinabi ni Molecular biologist Fr. Nic Austriaco na ang immunological memory ong populasyon ay mas na-robust sa gitna ng pagtaas ng kaso ng COVID.

“I think this is a consensus around the world now, that the Omicron makes this flu endemic more likely that this is how we’re going to move,” ani Austriaco sa Go Negosyo forum.

Kung sakaling magiging endemic na ang COVID-19, sinabi ni Austriaco na magiging mild ang virus sa karamihan ng mga tao ngunit posible pa ring magdulot ng hospitalization at pagkamatay dahil sa vulnerable individuals.

“In this scenario, what will happen is that future COVID-19 vaccinations will only be for vulnerable people,” paliwanag ni Austriaco.

“This is what we think is going to happen and antiviral drugs and other therapies have to be developed to mitigate hospitalizations and death. So we’re thinking here of molnupiravir and paxlovid.” RNT/FGDC