The Health Secretary has said on Saturday that he hope coronavirus will become a “treatable disease” by the end of the year.
Matt Hancock said that he hopes Covid will end up being like living with the flu, and then life can return back to normal.
Hancock said in an interview with the Daily Telegraph that new treatments will be out later this year, which will be crucial “in turning Covid from a pandemic that effects all of our lives into another illness that we have to live with, like we do flu.
“If Covid-19 ends up like flu, so we live our normal lives and we mitigate through vaccines and treatments, then we can get on with everything again.”
A “bit before September” Hancock hopes that every adult has been offered the vaccine across the UK.