COVID's Survival Strategy? Omicron Has the Potential to Stop the Pandemic, but That's not the End of the Story

The Omicron variant could help SARS-CoV-2 transform more quickly from a killer virus to an annual nuisance. But the pathogen has also created hiding places in the animal kingdom and we will likely be facing further mutations in the future.
An Anaylsis By Marco Evers
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DER SPIEGEL 1/2022
SPIEGEL International
Omicron has the potential to become the first “post-pandemic” version of the virus.

Virologist Christian Drosten