COVID-19 2022 update: transition of the pandemic to the endemic phase

Biancolella, Michela, Colona, Vito Luigi, Mehrian-Shai, Ruty, Watt, Jessica Lee, Luzzatto, Lucio, Novelli, Giuseppe, and Reichardt, Juergen K. V. (2022) COVID-19 2022 update: transition of the pandemic to the endemic phase. Human Genomics, 16. 19.

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Abstract

COVID-19, which is caused by the SARS-CoV-2, has ravaged the world for the past 2 years. Here, we review the current state of research into the disease with focus on its history, human genetics and genomics and the transition from the pandemic to the endemic phase. We are particularly concerned by the lack of solid information from the initial phases of the pandemic that highlighted the necessity for better preparation to face similar future threats. On the other hand, we are gratified by the progress into human genetic susceptibility investigations and we believe now is the time to explore the transition from the pandemic to the endemic phase. The latter will require worldwide vigilance and cooperation, especially in emerging countries. In the transition to the endemic phase, vaccination rates have lagged and developed countries should assist, as warranted, in bolstering vaccination rates worldwide. We also discuss the current status of vaccines and the outlook for COVID-19.

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Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1479-7364
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Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2022 08:34
FoR Codes: 32 BIOMEDICAL AND CLINICAL SCIENCES > 3202 Clinical sciences > 320213 Medical genetics (excl. cancer genetics) @ 50%
32 BIOMEDICAL AND CLINICAL SCIENCES > 3207 Medical microbiology > 320705 Medical virology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 20 HEALTH > 2001 Clinical health > 200105 Treatment of human diseases and conditions @ 100%
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