“Influenza viruses, which cause the flu, have probably been with us for more than 8,000 years.
“Given the large number of human infections, it is therefore very unlikely that we would now be able to completely eradicate COVID-19 from the human population.”
Furthermore, there are similarities between the flu and coronavirus, meaning
“Both diseases are caused by so-called ‘zoonotic’ viruses, i.e. viruses that infect many species and not just humans.
“Influenza viruses infect a wide range of species in addition to humans, most prominently horses, pigs, and birds.
Source: Daily Express