These are unprecedented times; there is no denying it. We have come a long way from the day the first case of COVID-19 was reported. The world has been undergoing a different phase where life is confined to the rooms with nothing more than monotony to offer. Pandemics have occurred in the past, but this one changed the outlook of the whole planet. People have spent most of their time indoors without having even a slight glimpse of the outside world. This is a period likely to go down in history, being commemorated for the loss of millions of souls over the effect of a virus. As we have moved on to a new year, everyone is looking for positive signs to raise their own faith in the government and medicine.
Projections created by the various domains seem to help humans through the stages of the pandemic, but the vaccine needs to act effectively on the body for everyone to be able to stroll through the streets. Although the beliefs and findings may differ from one group to another, the common forecasted aspect is the life of this pandemic. Almost everyone agrees on the fact that it is here to stay. The masks and sanitizers must become an indispensable part of your life, at least for the next few years. Let us dive into the details of the pandemic’s impact on 2021 and the coming years.
Pandemic and 2021
While 2020 was being censured for all the damage, 2021 was on the threshold to offer nothing new. No far-reaching miracle has occurred to deliver greater results and normalcy in society. According to the studies, we may have to wait a few more years until everything falls back into place. In many countries, the cases shot up after the lockdowns were lifted. As the population bid goodbye to 2020, hope hit as high as the clouds. But, the second wave seems to be on the onset. Unless we take all the precautionary measures, the pandemic is less likely to leave the world any time soon.
As we neared the end of 2020, most public places were open to welcome people as a sign of hope and to stabilize the economy. The studies stated that if more than 50% of the people are cautious in public, the spread of this infection can be prevented. All of it concludes that we can bring a change by our behavior without heavily relying on testing and vaccine. Hand washing and mas-wearing must be added to the basic rules of a state to prevent the spread. Careful surveillance is the only way out for the countries where the cases are on a decline. Proper tests and isolation must be ensured in order to avoid the excessive use of vaccines.
Also, as the winter arrives in many countries, people are apprehensive of the potential spread of the infection. But the world clings on to the everlasting hope, waiting for the day the faces are back in the sun.