No, pandemics do not last forever. In this article published in Immunity, the authors provide a description of the epidemiological and immunological measures that underlie the transition from a pandemic state to an endemic state.
The proportion of people in the U.S. with SARS-CoV-2 antibodies remains uncertain. A new study published in JAMA used a sample of 1.44 million blood samples from July 2020 through May 2021 to estimate the SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence in the general US population aged 16 years and older.
A recent state-of-the-art review in Nature Microbiology summarizes the latest evidence regarding the molecules in our cells that allow SARS-CoV-2 to infect us and how these may give us clues to discover new anti-viral drugs.
The field of public health has never been without critics. Globally, public health officers wield varying amounts of power, with the North American court systems historically respecting and upholding public health order.