There is quite a lot of discussion in the news now about “how to live with the virus”. Just have seen Nicola Sturgeon on the front pages of some newspapers with the message of “Scotland will have to make ‘adaptions to pre-pandemic life’ to live with coronavirus”.
I disagree with Mrs Sturgeon on many things, but this seems to me to be a very sensible approach.
This reminds me of what I wrote in December 2020:
“In time, travel will hopefully become more straightforward, though airlines might start requiring vaccination certificates. Although some countries require vaccination against yellow fever for entry, requiring immunity passports for COVID-19 is likely to prove contentious.
Mask wearing might become a social habit globally as it is now in Asia – for example when somebody is not feeling well or is concerned for their health. (…)
The social and economic effects of the pandemic will probably be long-lasting too. Perhaps life will never return to what it was before. But it is up to us to make it safer by being better prepared for future pandemics.”https://theconversation.com/coronavirus-how-the-pandemic-could-play-out-in-2021-151444
There have been as many plagues as wars in history; yet always wars and plagues take people equally by surprise.Albert Camus, The Plague
and so do repeated waves of COVID-19, it seems.