While every pharmaceutical company around the globe is search for the holy grail COVID19 Vaccine. We could be hit with a harsh truth that our return to the pre-COVID days are over. The vaccine will not return us the way things used to be. In fact, the vaccine may not do more than relieve system and make the illness from the virus less serve. In a state in a press conference on August 4, Dr Teresa Tam made a very similar statement. She even went on the say we can not look for the vaccine to be the silver bullet.
There several factors in developing a vaccine for a virus some of which include the basic immune system of our species. When researchers look at the virus interacts with the human body they are discovering what immunity could when the vaccine is employed to our population. A vaccine could be in many cases thing that gives us immunity to the virus. How long will immunity last? When we look at the common cold which is also caused by a virus our immunity is very short and in some cases may only last a few months. If immunity is short term then how effective will it be to eliminating it from known illnesses in our society?
The next problem if we assume that a vaccine will cause total immunity to the virus that causes COVID19. We have a global population of almost 8 billion human beings and it could take years to develop enough doses to bring about “herd immunity.” Healthy authorities have to find a way to distribute the vaccine fairly and effectively so has to lower the number of cases so can end the global emergency. The distribution of the vaccine will need to be done according to the right research and data.
So let look at what we have now and forget the vaccine for now. We need to follow the health authority instructions with hygiene, social distancing, and wearing masks. As a social species will to face some of the luxuries we got used need to be adjusted. Until we figure that out we have to keep our social group small. Understand this means no large meetings or parties. The smaller more intimate setting may actually provide better communication. We may also find that we need to put commerce to a back seat and find better ways to transfer value to people for things they do for us.