A leading scientist has said that the pandemic in the UK is now over and Covid is now an endemic, meaning it is ever present in society.
Sir Jeremy Farrar medical researcher and director of the Welcome Trust said the UK is no longer in a pandemic, but Covid is now endemic.
Sir Jeremy told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, “This is an endemic human infection now. It’s not going to go away.
“Humanity will have to live with this.”
He said due to the rollout of vaccines test and trace and genomic sequencing the UK are able to now control the virus.
He added, “Otherwise in a virus that is still evolving and adapting to humanity, new variants will come, which may take us back to some point in 2020 if they escape vaccines and treatments.”