The question of the extent to which life will “go back to normal” after mass pandemic inoculations in Canada are completed is the nagging question of the 2020.
Not only are mainstream Canadian media staying clear of definitive answers–they are only lightly touching upon the issue in the first place.
CAP see two reasons for this: one, establishment media in Canada expose what our ruling government want exposed. Two, they have no definitive answers– not that such a thing is fair to expect.
The era of post-inoculation Canada appears nothing short of entirely nebulous. General commentary from health authorities deliver little more than “if’s, but’s, and maybe’s.”
The Ottawa Citizen define a general response with more questions than answers:
“If 2020 was the Year of the Pandemic, 2021 is shaping up to be the Year of the Vaccine. As the immunization campaigns that will shape 2021 ramp up, what will that mean for the way we live? How will things change?”
“The first promising vaccines are here, does that mean the pandemic is over?”
“No. Don’t throw away your masks and hand sanitizer just yet. The pandemic is not over and will not be over for some time. In fact, the hardest weeks are yet to come for many Canadians as they battle pandemic fatigue through the darkest months of the year.”
Truly, there are so many variables involved it could make a citizens head spin.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s[USA] leading infectious disease doctor, has repeatedly said vaccine participation will need to be at least 75% in order to achieve herd immunity and stop the virus.
Here’s a question: How long will it take for 75% of Canadians to receive the Covid inoculation? And how about this one: What happens if Canada does not succeed in inoculating 75% of our population?
“The federal government has said that most Canadians who want to be vaccinated will be by September 2021.”
With public skepticism in high gear, what is to say that 75% of Canadians actually want to be injected? What if the true percentage is a paltry 50%–will Covid then be with us for the long term?
Frankly, CAP can see this as a reality. For one thing, the anti-Vaccine movement is far more prominent within society than media let on.
What can be gleaned from this information is that if citizens do not follow health authority recomendations, the damn thing may go on “indefinitely.”
More from the Ottawa Citizen: “It is too soon to say and depends on too many still unknown factors. But it is likely the pandemic will shift long before it ends, which could be a year or more away.”
Dr. Anne Pham-Huy, a Canadian pediatric infectious disease specialist says:
“It is difficult to eradicate an infection. We can aim to control it,” she said. “I expect next year will be better than this year, but I don’t think we are out of this any time soon. It depends on what your definition of normal, or over it, is.”
Well, that certainly nails it down. Moving on to an even more ominous consideration, Canadian Health Authorities have stated the following:
“A key question is how long immunity lasts after immunization. A better understanding will come with time and will vary by vaccine. Depending on the length of immunity, people might need boosters or new vaccinations every year or two. That is yet to be determined, too.”
Plainly stated, it does seem possible that our present-day pandemic environment could be with us for YEARS.
CTV News add to the discussion:
“The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, which was recently demonstrated to have 94 percent efficacy, causes the human immune system to produce potent antibodies that endure for at least three months.“
And then what? Citizens require a fresh round of injections?
Writing in the New England Journal of Medicine, they said that the antibodies, which stop the SARS-CoV-2 virus from invading human cells, “declined slightly over time, as expected, but they remained elevated in all participants 3 months after the booster vaccination.”
Stop the press. If the immunization only works for the short term, what does this tell us about the future of the Covid pandemic? Does it appear to readers that a “cold-stop” date will occur within 5 years? Anyone vote for 10 years?
CAP do not have an answer, but what we do believe is that serious longevity may well exist regarding the “Great Pandemic of 2020.”
— Brad Salzberg, Founder of CAP(est. 2016)