Scientists at the University of Minnesota said that the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 will never be able to defeat completely. Only a vaccine could limit the spread of the pathogen COVID-19, which adapts to the human body and will circulate as do the viruses of the common cold. About it reports TASS.

According to Michael Osterholm, Director of the research Center for infectious diseases, the virus will continue to exist along with humanity like HIV. Also, the expert doubts that the vaccine people will be able to acquire a durable immunity, because the protection I had been ill, which provides antibodies gradually weakened. Vaccination will help to build immunity, which will run from several months to several years. For the development of more effective vaccines will require more research, but now humanity has no time for this.

According to the Johns Hopkins University, in the world of SARS-CoV-2 has infected more than 15 million people, died about 623 thousand. The number of people infected with coronavirus in the United States exceeded four million. Only Russia recorded more than 789 thousand cases COVID-19.