Dr. Maria van Kerkhove. Photo from WHO
A FILIPINO infectious disease expert has echoed the observation of the World Health Organization that the Covid-19 pandemic will end in 2023.
Dr. Edsel Maurice Salvaña of the University of the Philippines–National Institutes of Health said that while the emergency phase of the pandemic might end this year, Covid-19 will likely become an endemic disease like influenza and dengue as its movements become predictable.
“There are still people dying from severe Covid, while others do not want to get vaccinated, but at least