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According to the study, the coronavirus will live on after everyone is vaccinated – but it won’t be very dangerous

Millions of Americans are on the way to getting vaccinated against the virus, as are many more people around the world. But despite the fact that slow vaccine rollouts mean the US won’t achieve herd immunity in the coming months, a study published Tuesday in Science also suggests that COVID-19 “stays here,” reports the New York Times. Right now, COVID-19 is incredibly dangerous and often fatal because it is brand new to the human body. But once people’s immune systems are introduced to the virus, either through contagion or hopefully through a vaccine, they are better able to fight off the virus. The situation is different for children with a strong immune system because they are constantly experiencing viruses and pathogens that are new to their bodies. For example, they contract cold coronavirus at the age of 3 to 5 and fight it by building immunity over and over again over the years. After most Americans are vaccinated, severe coronavirus infections are likely to still occur. though rarely – in adults. Then, years or decades later, these severe reactions are likely to subside due to increased immunity in adults, Jennie Lavine, a postdoctoral fellow at Emory University who led the study, told the Times. Then COVID-19 will likely join the league of endemic coronaviruses that cause colds, Lavine and her team predicted after comparing COVID-19 to other coronaviruses. And again, due to the immunity adults have gained, COVID-19 will likely only infect children under the age of five – and they will likely have only a few colds or no symptoms at all. Read more in the New York Times and find the full study on Science. More stories from theweek.com What ‘Blue Lives Matter’ Always Was About the Democrats’ Wrong Decision on Impeachment What Mike Pence Should Learn from Judas

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