(TheConservativeNews.org) – On Tuesday, December 8, a 90-year-old British woman made history when she became the first person in the world to receive a coronavirus vaccine. The UK was the first country to distribute the treatment, which came from Pfizer/BioNTech. However, it’s likely most developed nations will roll out a vaccine to most of their citizens by the middle of 2021.
So, will that be the end of COVID-19? Once most people get vaccinated, will we have said goodbye to the virus once and for all?
Experts are divided on this question. While effective vaccines will stem the spread of the virus like nothing else, the disease will still persist. There are a few reasons for this.
Firstly, the vaccine might not be effective permanently. You may need to get one every year, like a flu jab. There’s also the likelihood that the virus will mutate, much like it currently is in the UK, making it more difficult to inoculate against. COVID-19 is still a new disease, meaning scientists have a lot left to learn about it.
The COVID-19 vaccine is one of the great achievements of our time, and should do a lot to put the nightmare of the pandemic behind us. That said, it won’t solve the problem instantly. We will likely have to deal with COVID-19, in some capacity, for years to come.
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