KYW Medical Report: It will take time for COVID-19 to go away

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By KYW Newsradio

KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross.

By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — COVID-19 slowly and insidiously weaved its way into our society. So we have to remember it will also take time for it to go away.

The year 2020 was unique because most people couldn't wait for 2021 and the end of COVID-19.

But we have to keep one thing in mind: We need to all understand that things are already getting better thanks to the development of vaccines, but we still have to deal with the fact that it is going to take more time.

Virus cases are higher than ever, and we still have to remain vigilant. But this year has tremendous potential.