Just over a year ago, the Coronavirus made the world shut down and brought death and despair.
Now there are vaccines 8211; and many countries where people have been inoculated. More than half the population in the worst-hit country, the US. In Britain, it8217;s even two-thirds.
After more than a year of COVID-19, we8217;ve become familiar with complex medical terminology and difficult virological concepts. But we also realize it8217;s not going away that easily.
Britain and the US are having trouble convincing more people to get vaccinated; the new Delta variant is spreading rapidly. Vast regions, like Africa, still lack vaccines. In Australia, where several cities are re-introducing restrictions to try to contain new COVID-19 clusters, some linked to the Delta variant. Sydney and Darwin have begun new lockdowns, while other cities are re-introducing mask wearing. Only 5 percent of the population in Australia has been fully vaccinated.
So is it really time to celebrate?
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