The world is suffering a lot due to the coronavirus for the past 7-8 months. From millions of people getting affected across the world to lakhs of people dying of the infection, it seems there is no end to this pandemic. What has added to the woes is that the nationwide lockdown has made the economy suffer a lot. But the hope sustains as the production of almost 100 vaccines is being carried out in different research centers of the world. Even if a vaccine sees successful trials, will there be enough vaccines for common people till 2021?
The vaccine story
Globally, many research institutes are preparing the covid 19 vaccines. Some are in the trial phase while some are in the production phase. It is not yet known when and how will this vaccine be available in the market for the use of the common people. The powerful countries like the USA, Russia, China, India, and others are trying to introduce a vaccine by the year 2021, and hence, there is still hope that we shall be vaccinated soon. But the question lies that even if a vaccine is prepared, how long will it take to reach out to common people like us!
The vaccine may not wash off the virus completely
With the hope of the vaccine being invented soon, the fear of being infected by coronavirus does not wash off completely. According to Dr.Paul Offit, a professor of vaccinology “People shouldn’t think of vaccines as the savior. Vaccines are, along with hygienic measures, a way to get in control of this virus, but we need both. Vaccines are not going to be magical. … You can’t abandon one in favor of the other.” So, getting back the normal life is still a dream for the common people.
People must be cautious to prevent the virus from affecting them
A few safety precautions work wonder in preventing the infection of coronavirus. Being cautious about wearing masks, using hand sanitizer, maintaining social distance, and following other such protocols will surely allow you to be safe even during the pandemic. It’s verily required that the common people remain sincere as getting vaccinated is a distant dream for them as of now!
The PolicyTimes suggestion
- The government of every country must focus on providing vaccines to the ones that are in desperate need of the same. The Indian government has already chalked out some priority groups who will receive the vaccine in its first phase. The frontline workers, the healthcare professionals, the people with disabilities, and the ones who are aged over 50 have been categorized to receive the vaccine in the first phase of di
- The country heads must also do the most to make the vaccine cheap so that everyone can afford it easily. The priority group must receive the vaccine free of cost as is done by the Indian government.