Since first emerging in December 2019, the novel coronavirus has reached full-blown pandemic status, infecting 120,000 people across the planet.
So for just how long will the world be dealing with the disease known as COVID-19?
According to health experts, it's hard to say since the virus is new, but history might be able to shed some light. Past pandemics have typically lasted between 12 and 36 months.
"My expectation is that COVID-19 will continue to be a threat for a good part of 2020, and that we will start to see the page turn in 2021," says Dr. Rishi Desai, formerly from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).