"Exactly two years ago, on March 11 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO)
declared COVID-19 a global pandemic.
This was two months after there were reports of a mystery virus infecting
people in Wuhan, the most populous city in central China. Early reports said
the virus didn’t appear to be readily spread by humans.
Well, the SARS-CoV-2 virus could indeed be spread by humans. It quickly
travelled around the world, and has so far infected more than 450 million
COVID-19, the disease it causes, has to date caused more than six million
deaths, making it one of the most deadly pandemics in history.
In those early days we knew very little about the virus and COVID.
Here are three things we realised were wrong as the pandemic wore on, and three
things we need to keep a close eye on as we approach the endemic phase, where
the virus continues to circulate in the population at relatively stable
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics