(INQUISITR) – In a Thursday interview with Spanish newspaper El Pais, Dr. Ian Lipkin, director of the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health, said that the novel coronavirus may never go away.
Per Newsweek, which published a translation of the interview, Lipkin said that the public will have to adapt and learn how to "live the rest of our lives with this virus."
Lipkin said that it is likely future generations will be vaccinated against COVID-19, but noted that additional booster doses may be necessary. The expert described the progress in vaccine development as "staggering," suggesting that vaccines developed by Moderna and Pfizer will be able to significantly reduce the spread of the virus.
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