- Mar 11, 2004
COVID shots will likely be like the flu shot (strongly recommended, probably not mandated) and be yearly in the best scenario. Worst is that because of anti-vaxxers we end up with a perpetual cycle of serious outbreaks with new variants coming because not enough people get the antibodies to suppress the virus' spread (and opportunity for it to mutate).This is going to be an endless cycle isn't it.
It will take time for human population to build up enough natural defense against it. I wouldn't hold my breath that it'll hold (i.e. this is the third serious COVID situation we've had in the last 20 years, so there's definitely possibility that future breakthroughs will happen even in what most would likely consider the current best case scenario; much like the flu where they have been worried about one like the 1918 Spanish Flu and we pretty regularly have years where the flu is worse than others).
So, plan on things like social distancing and mask wearing to become regular recommendations at times when its spreading, and please get vaccinated, as it is the single best thing you can do to help with this.