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When will life go back to normal

  • 22-11-2021 8:51pm
    Registered Users Posts: 125 ✭✭ Marymoore

    When do people think life will go back 100% to how it was pre pandemic. No masks, everything normal, nobody thinking of covid like it was with the flu.. nightclubs full etc



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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,819 ✭✭✭✭ Danzy

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,819 ✭✭✭✭ Danzy

  • Registered Users Posts: 20,828 ✭✭✭✭ Strumms

    reading this article... it seems like already ‘better vaccines’ are the answer..

    they are not far away...more then 80 being studied and trialed.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,276 ✭✭✭ Irish Stones

    I don't think life will ever go back 100% to how it was before this thing, at least in the terms you asked in your post.

    Masks will be here for a long time, if not forever, and most restrictions and hygiene rules will never go away. People will talk and think of covid forever, and the suspicion that someone next to you on the bus, or in line with you at the checkout, might have a virus of any kind will never disappear, so you'd better keep some distance. Touching stuff and reaching for the hand sanitizers right away will be the norm.

    Vaccines will be forever, twice a year, along with the vaccination cert to be shown wherever we go.

    This will be our future life, the new norm, not the old one, nothing that resembles what it was until January 2020.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,402 ✭✭✭ brickster69

    About July 2021

  • Registered Users Posts: 187 ✭✭ Perseverance The Second

    When the virus begins to get treated at a similar level of priority as the Winter Flu or when the virus burns out at a rate similar to the Spanish Flu.

  • Registered Users Posts: 26,233 ✭✭✭✭ Wanderer78

    whats normal? theres a while left with this wee virus

  • Registered Users Posts: 584 ✭✭✭ mikekerry

    yes the cert is a key component in "getting" people to take the boosters otherwise the passes will expire.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,228 ✭✭✭ growleaves

    I think summers will approach normal in other countries but not here. They've already shown that two summers in a row that they will string out measures all summer.

    "We have years of struggle ahead, mostly within ourselves" - Jean-Luc Godard

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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,850 ✭✭✭✭ B.A._Baracus

    Everything is in for a good few years to come. Too many variables. Like potentially new variants, rise in cases, icu numbers.

  • Registered Users Posts: 929 ✭✭✭ Shelli2

    Not until a vaccine that fully prevents contraction of the virus is developed or an easily accessible medication that treats and eradicates the virus at the first sign of symptom - there will never be a return pre-pandemic times until then - and even then a lot of changes will have become the new normal, and a lot for the better - working from home etc.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,526 ✭✭✭ munchkin_utd

    the virus is mild if not completely inconsequential to a healthy vaccinated or recovered person.

    Come next winter nearly all anti vaxxers should have caught the disease so be somewhat immune (or dead) and along with almost universal vaccination of the older people in Ireland , there'll not be much of an issue at all.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,851 ✭✭✭ the kelt

    Depends what country you're in?

    Been to the UK lately?

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,131 ✭✭✭✭ DaCor

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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,131 ✭✭✭✭ DaCor

    Compared to the stats at the beginning before the vaccination drive started, it's a big difference. Delta is taking out a lot of healthy folks now if they don't have the vaccine