2022

"Experts say the COVID-19 emergency could end this year"


ABC News interviewed Dr. Timothy Brewer, professor of epidemiology, about whether 2022 could be the year COVID becomes an endemic disease.

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On the cusp of the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States is battling back the biggest surge of the virus yet with the omicron variant.

Cases, even while receding in some places, are near record levels. And daily deaths, while lower than the peak of last winter, are still averaging more than 2,000 nationwide.

Despite pitched battles over masks and vaccines, life appears somewhat normal in many respects -- kids are going to school, people are going into work and large indoor gatherings and events are being held.

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