When Will it be "Safe"?

Our Weekly 2 Minute Read

Edition 110 - August 16, 2020

The race to develop a vaccine for COVID-19 began almost 8 months ago now.

While many pharmaceutical companies report progress, at best, companies are still in phase 3 of trials.

In reality, it could realistically take another whole year before a vaccine is determined to be safe and made readily available.

So if it really is another year before a vaccine is available, would it then be "safe" to return to normal?

My friend and I have been asking the question to many people - when do you feel comfortable enough to go out and return to "normal"?

Some say they will wait until a vaccine is made.

Some say they are ok going out now, but with a mask.

Unfortunately, there is no right or wrong answer.

Of course, everyone has their own opinion of what they consider to be safe.

Could our lives forever be changed?

Even if there is a vaccine, what if there's people who decide they don't want it?

We're going to be forced to change.

Even if things resume to "normal", social interactions will change.

But maybe change is good.

Perhaps it's a way for all of us to reflect on how we do things.

We were all suddenly forced to stop to take a look at our lives and pivot in order to move forward.

The question remaining is - are you prepared to make this a permanent change or just a bandaid solution to a present problem?

 

-Brandon Kuey