The pandemic has become so much a part of our lives that the word no longer strikes fear but rather a sense of acceptance—an acceptance that this will be part of our lives. But what happens when the COVID-19 virus becomes the norm? Prof Datuk Dr Lokman Hakim Sulaiman (in the photo above), Pro Vice Chancellor of Research, International Medical University (IMU) and Director of the Institute for Research, Development, and Innovation (IRDI), talks about how we are evolving from a pandemic to an endemic stage. Article is in Malay. Learn more about this at Mengharungi Fasa Endemik (Harian Metro, 14 October 2021).