Hi ! I would like to know which is correct, or better. Or are both the same?
a) The risk is likely still there.
b) The risk is likely to be still there.
I appreciate your comments in advance.
LP
a) is asked at the present time ABOUT the present time.

b) is asked at the present time ABOUT a future time.

I don't see any new padding so the risk is likely still there.

Even if we add more padding, the risk is likely to be still there.

The "to be" infinitive here is a forward-looking "to be".
I read A as that only time has passed, and in B steps have been taken to minimise the risk but it still exists.

Not sure thats your answer but thats how I read it.