Two Years of Covid-19: What’s Next?
It’s been two years since the novel coronavirus first impacted the world, and it can be hard to remember what life was like before it. However, as more vaccines are available and more of the population has been vaccinated, many people are beginning to wonder what life will look like after two years of Covid-19.
In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at some of the vaccines used to fight Covid-19 and how they have impacted the population, as well as explore how Putin has used Covid-19 as a way to wage war on Ukraine and what Europe is doing now to confront Covid-19 after two years.
Vaccines Used Against Covid-19
Since the pandemic’s start, vaccine manufacturers worldwide have been working hard to develop vaccines to help fight against Covid-19. As a result, several vaccines have been approved for use in countries worldwide, including Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson/Janssen, AstraZeneca/Oxford University and Sinovac. However, each vaccine has its benefits and drawbacks depending on where it is used and who is receiving it.
How Vaccines Have Impacted Population
The availability of vaccines has allowed many countries to begin rolling them out to their populations to help stop the spread of COVID-19. As more people receive their vaccinations, many countries have begun reopening their economies with certain restrictions, such as social distancing measures or mandatory masks. With more people becoming vaccinated each day, there is hope that life may soon return to normal.
Putin & War on Ukraine
Covid-19 hasn’t just impacted people’s lives – it has also played a major role in international relations. In 2020, Russian President Vladimir Putin used his control over Moscow’s response to Covid-19 as leverage against Ukraine during negotiations over a new ceasefire agreement between Russia and Ukrainian forces in eastern Ukraine. Putin forced Kyiv into signing a deal by threatening economic sanctions if they refused – something that would have had devastating consequences for Ukrainians during an already difficult time due to the pandemic.
European Confrontation with Covid-19
Europe has faced one of the toughest challenges dealing with Covid-19 due to a combination of factors such as increased travel within Europe leading up to 2020, insufficient national healthcare systems throughout much of Europe and fatigue from having lived through two lockdowns already this year alone. Despite this, however, European nations are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel thanks largely in part due to increased vaccination numbers across much of Europe, hopefully leading to an eventual return to normalcy soon.
After two long years battling against COVID-19, it looks like we may finally be getting close to seeing an end in sight for this virus that has wreaked havoc all over the world for so long now, thanks largely in part due to advancements made with vaccines which have enabled governments around the world begin vaccinating their citizens sooner rather than later.
However, there remains much work left undone; from confronting Putin’s use of COVID-19 as leverage against Ukraine during negotiations over a new ceasefire agreement between Russia and Ukrainian forces in eastern Ukraine, all while European nations continue fighting their battles against COVID- 19 despite fatigue from having lived through two lockdowns already this year alone – there is still much work left undone before we can truly consider ourselves safe again from this virus but rest assured – we’re closer than ever now!