The novel Corona virus that causes COVID-19 has diverted our lives for a couple of weeks now. Many of us lie frozen while we quarantine ourselves in lock down. People have lost their lives fighting against the corona virus and the spread is skyrocketing. As we are dealing with the day to day realities of the pandemic COVID-19 all of us are just waiting for it to end.
But there’s a question constantly troubling the thoughts,
What if it never ends?
So far, we are living with the assumption that this will be over within a year or so. We are eagerly anticipating the vaccines will be widespread very soon but looking at the medical history there’s no guarantee of that.
With very less information forecasting the future might be too soon but a very long battle with the Corona virus seems entirely possible looking at the current trends. This could remain an endemic and instead of wiping out COVID-19 societies may learn to live with it.
Many unknowns might affect how destructive the nature of the corona virus is. Meaning, the period to remain immune after being infected is not yet known for sure. For instance, If the chance of being reinfected is very high then the eradication of the virus is challenging.
Health experts still don’t know how dangerous the virus can be and their response is elevated because of the uncertainty.
Another big question unknown right now is …
Could we get vaccine for COVID-19?
Right now, we just focusing on stopping the spread of the virus. In a long run, vaccines can only control the treatment as it is capable of getting rid of it.
Health experts estimates the vaccine could take from 12 months to 18 months to enter the market.
Adding, “It could fail at any part during the trial.”
Are there any solutions?
Many of the next weeks might be just “waiting and watching” how people will be able to handle the situation. How countries and governments will be responding and what strategies and plan they come up with.
To know more on how corona virus has affected lives of people check: covid19:its impact on lives of people