Vaccines will help with this.
If you’ve been wondering when will COVID-19 end, there’s no definite date, but Dr. Theresa Tam said that we can reduce the need for strong restrictions by September.
Dr. Tam said that depending on factors like vaccine uptake, monitoring of virus variants, the epidemic curve, how much vaccine coverage there is and others, Canada will have the ability to shift some public health measures even before September.
Even though she can’t put a date on getting back to normal, she said having everybody vaccinated is “a massive step towards returning to a more normal life.”
Canada has a goal to give doses to everyone who wants them by September and Dr. Tam said it’s a good time to aim for because we need to ensure there’s not another fall/winter wave.
That means the need for restrictive measures can be reduced by then.
Dr. Tam does believe we’ll still need some infection prevention measures though.
The country’s vaccine timeline was updated recently which shows more people can get vaccinated by June and more than the entire population by September.