British scientists, specialists of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) have determined the date of the coronavirus pandemic. In their opinion, COVID-19 will be dangerous at least until 2026. They presented their findings in a statement published on the official website of the organization.

“SARS-CoV-2 will continue to pose a threat to the health system and require active monitoring through vaccination and data monitoring for at least the next five years,” the statement said.

At the same time, experts emphasize that these terms may increase if measures for vaccination, epidemiological control, and global containment of the spread of infection are not effective enough.

The statement also notes that within 5-10 years, it is very likely that it will be necessary to maintain collective immunity with the help of vaccines and boosters, as well as use other measures (testing, ventilation, isolation of patients, etc.) to control the spread of the disease.

Scientists also pointed out that in the UK, compared with other European countries, the situation with incidence of COVID-19 has stabilized due to vaccination of the country’s population.