« on: 06/01/2021 00:48:18 »
Once this Oxford vaccine comes out next week and then blitzes the nation, can we then say the pandemic will be over once and for all, even boris said spring life will be normal again, and then no more face coverings and social distancingI have lost count of the number of times you have asked the same basic question and the number of times you haven't liked the answers, so you've come back and asked again, hoping for a different answer. Here's the news: you can't get the answer you want.
Some probabilities: the virus will be with us indefinitely; the virus will periodically mutate significantly, requiring modified vaccines; the efficiacy of the vaccine (duration and effectiveness) may well be less than we hope for; local, even regional, lockdowns will be necessary to control outbreaks.
Because of this mask wearing and social distancing, albeit it on a slightly laxer scale, will become the new normal. Get used to it.