The bad news: Coronavirus is here to stay.

The good news: There are multiple reason for optimism in terms of how the world will attack it. The Guardian explains why.

Some scientists wonder whether the common cold coronaviruses crossed into humans in the distant past and caused similar illness before settling down. “If the virus doesn’t change there’s no reason to think that miraculously in five years’ time it won’t still cause pneumonia,” says Perlman. “But that’s the hope: that we end up with a much more mild disease and you only get a bad cold from it.”