There has been a lot of talk about a vaccine to end the epidemic. With it comes all the speculation, promises that can’t possibly be met for certain and the wonder if anything were hearing about it is true. The need for a vaccine cannot be underestimated. Without it there will be no end to social distancing and lack of trusting about the health of others. I’ve read reports that target a vaccine within the next eighteen months. Is that actually possible, without missing stages of testing? I might not be an expert in these matters but even I know that it normally takes a lot longer to produce than that. If that is achievable, will we be able to trust it?
There are problems associated with finding a vaccine, with testing it over a shorter time frame, producing it and distributing. I’m not convinced that’s possible and yet I have to hope that I can be proved wrong. It’s not right going through prolonged periods without being able to hug my grandchildren or any other family member and that eighteen month period, or even longer, seems so long. I’ve stated this before but when we get the immune system check, we need something to say that we’ve had it and are safe in the work environment. Our economy needs starting again as soon as possible and the health among us should be the first to return to work.
Wherever you are, stay safe.