EU Healthcare Official Says Omicron Could End Pandemic

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Marco Cavaleri, head of vaccine strategy for the European Medicines Agency (EMA), said the natural immunity conferred by the omicron variant could take the world towards endemicity. When a virus becomes endemic, it means a population has gained enough widespread immunity that transmissions, hospitalizations and deaths decrease. Cavaleri said, “with the increase of immunity in population … we will be fast moving towards a scenario that will be closer to endemicity.”