When will the pandemic end? This virologist has the answer.

Columbia University virology Professor Vincent Racaniello joined Mike Slater on Monday to answer the question on everyone’s minds: when will the COVID-19 pandemic finally end?

Racaniello dismissed the claim that we could achieve herd immunity with 15-20 percent of the population surviving the illness, calling it “highly speculative.”

So how does the pandemic end? Here’s his answer:

“You either get one or more vaccines that can protect you or the virus infects nearly everybody on the planet… and then they get immunity,” the professor explained while cautioning that the latter ending comes with a lot of deaths.