A normal world has burst from somewhere dark,
We never thought that it would come
But a vaccine has been found to heal
The wounds this Earth has opened up
Within a year that’s better best forgotten,
To blow away with winter winds
And settle in the spring.
So we have a vaccine on the way. I am overjoyed at the fact that this could mean that there is an end in sight. However, I’m no scientist but this all seems a bit quick.
Has the vaccine been tested on enough people? Do we even have enough of the stuff to ensure that we achieve herd immunity? Will we need boosters every year and will the virus mutate?
There are so many unanswerables that I start wondering whether it would not be better to rein in my excitement and watch how this pans out. I may just be really cynical but I can’t help feeling that this is going to go quite as smoothly as we are being led to believe.
And, I will admit, that is really sad that I feel that way. I think that this post is less about the vaccine and more about the way we are all feeling after a very tough year. I can be so positive and here I am stamping on one of the few bits of good news we’ve received in 2020 (of course, I haven’t forgotten the excellent news that has come from our friends in the US very recently!)
So, I think I’d like to sign off today, making a conscious effort to be a bit more positive. It’s not a big problem, but I notice myself flagging here and there.
Let’s say cheers to the scientists who have scored a blinder and let’s hope that we’re on the other side of this pandemic by spring.