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Covid will pose threat to UK for next five years, experts warn

Government policy and the rate of immunity will determine how quickly coronavirus settles into a ‘predictable endemic state’, advisers say

Covid will be a threat to the UK for at least the next five years, scientific advisers have warned the government.

A report prepared by the Scientific Pandemic Influenza group on Modelling (Spi-M) panel revealed that it was likely to take “at least a further five years for Covid-19 to settle to a predictable endemic state” – where the virus lingers in the background but does not threaten to cause