• COVID-19

    3-07-2022 Media Only News Briefing: Pandemic vs. endemic: What’s the difference, when could it happen and why endemic doesn’t mean an end to COVID-19

On March 7th, 2022, Mayo Clinic infectious disease expert Jack O’Horo, M.D., MPH fielded questions on what it will mean once COVID-19 transitions from a pandemic to endemic. Dr. O’Horo, M.D., MPH explained that difference and how it could affect daily life. Also, is there still a threat of more powerful COVID-19 variants emerging?

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Journalists who would like to access the media briefing video can register with the News Network here.


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Information in this post was accurate at the time of its posting. Due to the fluid nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, scientific understanding, along with guidelines and recommendations, may have changed since the original publication date