COVID-19 was never going to have a Hollywood ending

The coronavirus pandemic will end as it began — unpredictably.

The long, slow march of the pandemic was always going to be slightly messy, given people’s wavering approach to risk, vaccine hesitancy and increased socializing, not to mention relaxation of handwashing, mask wearing, and COVID-related social distancing practices. 

The expectation of herd immunity making the world much safer may be a fine goal, health professionals say, but it’s not entirely a realistic one given the number of people who will not get vaccinated due to fears about side effects or other political and ideological reasons.

And how can the U.S. return to relative normalcy when so much of the developing world, such as India, has descended into…

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