We are in for an interesting few weeks/months in the UK. Most people who are really vulnerable to Covid 19 have had both shots of vaccine. Most people over 35 have had the opportunity to have at least their first shot. In a month every adult will have had the chance of the first shot and by autumn, a second shot.
We have effectively already reopened, as from a couple of weeks ago, well in advance of full vaccination. And the plan is to remove all other restrictions in another two weeks. Deaths and hospitalisation are currently down. Way down. There is solid evidence that the vaccines work, and work well. But infection rates amongst the unvaccinated are soaring once more.
What happens next? I think the plan is to let the virus have its way from here on in. An increase in hospitalisations is to be expected. How big an increase in unknown. We wait and see. But I do have one reasonable expectation, given how incredibly transmissible the virus is. You will either be vaccinated against this virus or you will be infected by it. For the vast majority, it will be one or the other.
A very lucky few might skip both. And an unlucky few might get bit by both. But the future doesn’t look great for the antivax community. To be fair, they’re not going to get anything that they don’t deserve,