Coronavirus: All you need to know about the next normal that experts are preparing for – Times of India

The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Dr. Anthony Fauci categorizes the pandemic into five phases. The first being the pandemic itself, in which the entire world is in the grip of the disease. The second phase entails a slowdown in newly emerging cases and is called deceleration which is resonant with the present scenario. The third phase is called control and involves a considerable decline in the hospitalization and death rates with the disease becoming a part of everyday lives like the flu. The penultimate stage is that of elimination in which the disease is eliminated from certain parts of the world but not entirely. The last stage is that of eradication and it entails a proper, complete and global elimination of the disease which is quite unlikely to happen considering the fact that small pox is the only disease to have been entirely eradicated from the planet.

However, with the world striving for the next normal, here is all you need to know about the present status of the pandemic.

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