The future of COVID-19 is likely to mirror the flu, expert says

Endemic has different definitions and can change contextually, according to Andrew Noymer, an associate professor of [public health] at UC Irvine on KCBS Radio’s “Ask an Expert” on Thursday …. But the definition that most likely applies to the current situation, is comparing [COVID-19] to influenza, “where it’s no longer a brand new, emerging pandemic,” he said. “But it’s just something that we have, year in and year out. … COVID is here to stay.”