Pandemic to endemic: downside risks of widespread SARS-CoV-2 transmission

By | April 5, 2022
In a recent study posted to the medRxiv* preprint server, researchers evaluated the impact of changes in infection fatality rate (IFR), intrinsic reproductive number (R0), and the durability of immunity on the annual coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) death toll in the United States (US). This study demonstrated the risks of abiding by the ‘live with the disease’ COVID-19 mitigation strategy.