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Medicine’s Mark Cameron shares insight on the timeline of COVID-19

How to live with the Delta variant, according to disease experts

Mashable: Mark Cameron, associate professor at the School of Medicine, discussed when—and how—this coronavirus could be tamed, noting predictions are challenging. “Nobody has a crystal ball,” Cameron said. Yet the past provides guidance. Cameron cited a coronavirus (CoV-OC43 ) that became a dangerous 19th-century global scourge. “It’s suspected to have caused a two-year pandemic in the late 1800s, killing an estimated 1 million people,” he said. Today, this old coronavirus is still around, but our bodies have protection against it.