An image from an electron microscope shows SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Photo: NIAID-RML/Zuma Press/TNS
An image from an electron microscope shows SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Photo: NIAID-RML/Zuma Press/TNS
Ben Krishna
Opinion

Opinion

Ben Krishna

Omicron may be the final coronavirus variant of concern – if we are lucky

  • Viruses cannot improve indefinitely. And the mutations that improve Omicron’s spreading ability do not greatly increase deaths from Covid-19, writes Ben Krishna
  • If we are lucky, Sars-CoV-2 will become endemic and variants of concern will be a thing of the past – at least until the next virus jumps the species barrier

An image from an electron microscope shows SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Photo: NIAID-RML/Zuma Press/TNS
An image from an electron microscope shows SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Photo: NIAID-RML/Zuma Press/TNS
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