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Europe Slowly Starts to Consider Treating Covid Like the Flu

  • New metrics are needed as Covid becomes endemic, Spain PM says
  • Hospitalization rates remain manageable despite surging cases
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WATCH: A study by Imperial College found that high-levels of protective immune cells that fight some common colds can also make people less likely to contract Covid-19.Source: Bloomberg

Spain is calling for Covid-19 to be treated as an endemic disease, like the flu, becoming the first major European nation to explicitly suggest that people live with it.

The idea has gradually been gaining traction and could prompt a re-evaluation of government strategies on dealing with the virus. British Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi on Sunday told the BBC that the U.K. is “on a path towards transitioning from pandemic to endemic.”