Independent Researcher, Nigeria
*Corresponding author: Ayoade MS, Independent Researcher, Nigeria
Submission: January 08, 2021; Published: January 08, 2021
Volume1 Issue4January 2021
There’s been a lot of hubbub in the media about the emergence of new corona virus
strains. I am no prophet of doom, but I predict that even more covid virus strains will appear,
including recombinant strains . To deny this is to bury one’s head in the sand and ignore
the accumulated knowledge of microbiologists. Covid cannot be an exception to other viral
diseases that plague humanity, all which come in multiple strains. Nature is relentless and
will run its course, even at the microscopic level . I also doubt that the current vaccination
drive will completely get us out of the woods. I predict that in spite of vaccination covid will
not be completely eradicated this year or anytime in the near future. Covid infection rates will
at best be greatly curbed, lockdowns will cease, and life will return to normal for most people
. Thereafter covid will come and go with varying intensities every year or every other year
or every five years etc. There is but one feather in vaccination’s cap-smallpox. And there are
those that argue that smallpox, after thousands of years, had run its course and was already
on its way out .
Below are a few viral infectious diseases affecting humans and the number of attendant strains  (Table 1).
Table 1:Few viral infectious diseases affecting humans and the number of attendant strains.
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