Light at the End of the COVID-19 Tunnel
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- Dec 12, 2020 2:53 am GMTDec 12, 2020 2:52 am GMT
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The Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Emergency Use Authorization was approved by the FDA today (Dec 11). It will start to be distributed on a priority basis in the next few days.
The questions most have are:
When will conditions start to return to normal?
When will conditions return to “pre-pandemic normal”?
Since the first is a vague question, I can provide some information based on the potential volume of vaccine that will be available over time. It will be assumed that all of the doses until mid-year will find ready takers.
Since the answer to the second will be another question, that is, when will we reach herd immunity? This depends on you, me and most other people getting vaccinated.
This paper will provide some information on both questions, and also information on a system that might help accelerate herd immunity.