February 15, 2021 ☼ pandemic
Source: The Washington Post
Some point to the quickening pace of coronavirus vaccine administration, some say it’s because of the natural seasonal ebb of respiratory viruses and others chalk it up to social distancing measures.
And every explanation is appended with two significant caveats: The country is still in a bad place, continuing to notch more than 90,000 new cases every day, and recent progress could still be imperiled, either by new fast-spreading virus variants or by relaxed social distancing measures.
The pandemic is not going away. The ramifications will be with us for years. I predict it will linger as a background disease that recurs every year – like the flu – and we’ll be getting vaccinated every year as a result.