Is covid19 ever gonna end?
Now that we've had our first confirmed case of someone catching covid19 twice, it seems like there may never be an end to it. Before, it at least looked like we would eventually reach a point where once everyone caught it and got immunity, then there would continue to be fewer and fewer cases. But now that it's confirmed that anyone and maybe everyone will catch it again and again, this will never end. Even the serious illnesses and pandemics of 100+ years ago, Spanish flu, polio, smallpox, even the black plague, many people were killed, but the pandemics eventually ended because with each of those illnesses, you were immune once you caught it and couldn't get them again. Is covid19 worse than all those other illnesses? The other pandemics ended eventually because you could only get those illnesses once. Because you can get covid19 again and again, does that mean that this pandemic is permanent? Like we'll still be wearing masks with people everywhere getting violently ill and dying in 5 years, 10 years, 20 years from now?