The Pfizer announcement has renewed hope that the new normal will soon be lifted. Meanwhile, Oxford University says its own vaccine might be ready before the end of the year. What will this mean for 2021? Can we go back to our lives before the pandemic, or are masks and social distancing here to stay?
A vaccine will allow us to go back to our normal lives
A COVID-19 vaccine will reduce the risks of contagion and lives will go back to a pre-pandemic normality. Social distancing will no longer be necessary and people will return to the office.
We will go back to the office
A vaccine will allow us to return to our usual schedules and routines. Public transport, our morning coffee and office desk will once again become the norm.