The media is now openly stating, as if it was common knowledge, that a vaccine is considered to be the only way to end the Netflix house arrest lifestyle.
Meanwhile, experts warn that there’s no guarantee that there’ll be a vaccine ready anytime soon.
Their message is clear: get used to the lockdown.
This is your life now.
Experts have warned a working coronavirus vaccine is unlikely to be ready this year as they told people not to have ‘false expectations’ after ministers said they are hoping to have 30 million doses for the UK by September.
Both Oxford University and Imperial College London are working on vaccines with the former now having done a deal with pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca to mass produce its effort if it is shown to be effective.
Business Secretary Alok Sharma said yesterday the Government is hoping to be in a position to roll-out a mass vaccination programme in the Autumn of this year.
But one of the professors involved in the Imperial initiative today urged caution as he said there are ‘no guarantees’ a working vaccine will be developed and that even if one is it probably will not be ready for mass production until next year at the earliest.
Robin Shattock, head of mucosal infection and immunity at Imperial, said it is ‘important not to have a false expectation that it is just around the corner’.
Prof Shattock said there are an estimated 100 coronavirus vaccines in development around the world.
‘There are no certainties, no guarantees in developing any of these candidates so I think it is important not to have a false expectation that it is just around the corner.
‘It may be longer than any of us would want to think.’
Some health experts have suggested a vaccine could take as long as 18 months to develop while others have cautioned one may never be found.
Prof Shattock said: ‘I think we need to keep context here. Obviously there could be some success, we could see things working earlier if we get the numbers and the kind of AstraZeneca approach is preparing for that success.
‘But it is probably very likely that we won’t really get the evidence until into early next year and then there is a difference between a solution in the UK which could be rolled out and a global solution.
‘A global solution is likely to take much longer just because of the sheer operational effort to make billions of doses and make them available worldwide.’
A working vaccine is viewed as likely the only surefire way for the world to go back to something resembling normal life.
Putting people through all of these senseless lockdown and social distancing restrictions while touting a vaccine as the way back to normal life is a strategy to get people to hope for a vaccine.
The whole “oh, but the vaccine may not be ready anytime soon though” thing serves to reinforce that, as people will be desperate to get their shot once one is made available, but it also reinforces the idea that living under lockdown is necessary until the vaccines are ready.
Initially, they told us that the lockdown was meant to “flatten the curve,” which means preventing too many infections from happening at once. They allegedly wanted to do that in order to prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed and allow everyone in need of treatment to get treatment.
It was never about preventing people from ever catching the virus.
It was about controlling the speed of the spread.
But we have known for a fact since the second week of the lockdown that hospitals would never be overwhelmed. We watched hospital staff and even the police dancing for social media pretty much every day of what’s supposed to be the deadliest pandemic ever, because they had nothing better to do.
At some point, they switched their narrative, and the government and media are now pretending that the lockdown is necessary until they can vaccinate everyone because for some reason we have to prevent people from ever catching the virus in their entire lives.
We also know that coronavirus is only as dangerous as the flu and that the lockdown is useless. The only things proven to be effective to slow the spread are closing schools, banning mass gatherings, and closing gyms and clubs.
At this point, the fact that governments and the media continue to pretend that the lockdown and social distancing measures are necessary can only be interpreted as proof of their ill intentions.