What it means when Covid-19 becomes ‘endemic’

Ragananthini Vethasalam

The government expects to vaccinate 80% of the adult population by next month. This achieved, the country will then enter the endemic stage. – The Malaysian Insight pic, September 15, 2021.

MALAYSIA is expected to enter the endemic stage of Covid-19 at the end of October, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has said.

The endemic stage of a disease is when a country achieves high vaccination coverage of its population. It is when most people have immunity against the disease, whether because of vaccination or after recovering from an infection.

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