Covid UK news LIVE – We’ll NEVER escape coronavirus even with vaccines as bug is becoming endemic like HIV, expert warns

WE’LL never be able to live a coronavirus-free life even with vaccines as the bug is becoming endemic, a top health expert has warned.

Professor David Heymann, of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that Brits will have to “learn to live with” covid being in constant circulation.

He compared covid to HIV/AIDS in the way much of the world has simply accepted the virus will never be eradicated completely and had to adapt the way we live in order to stop it becoming a huge outbreak.

“Most experts believe that this disease is now becoming endemic, but the good thing is that we have many tools including vaccines with which we can deal with this virus,” Prof Heymann added.

The news comes after all over-70s who’ve not yet had a Covid jab were urged to contact the NHS in order to make sure they don’t miss their first dose of the lifesaving jab.

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