When do we all think life will go "back to normal" ?

Juninho10

Active member
#1
I know it may never go back to normal.... but when do you think we'll get something similar to it?

I'm thinking September / October 2021

I think this winter will be rough - potential vaccination scheme early next year and hopefully we can get on top of it
 
#3
Vaccination may not be as quick as that. I think most have taken years before they were okay. Plus there's the issue of how quickly they can make it.
I hope you're correct but there's little from what we know at the moment to suggest that may be the case.
Happy to be corrected.
 
#7
I maybe a little pessimistic, but I think it's unlikely that 'our world' will return to what we'd call normal until late 2022 - early 2023 in terms of business levels and world economies, uptick in employment global travel and in general the confidence of some groups (old and vulnerable) to venture from their safe zones.

Hope I'm wrong of course, the next big risk is just around the corner...Winter is coming.
 

go-nads!

Well-known member
#8
Really hope that the virus isn’t being spread at the moment. Drove down Redcar Sea front on the way from the office (where I was the only person in) and at after 6.30 it was like bedlam. Queues everywhere, masses and masses of people, no social distancing, big groups of kids, looked like they had been drinking, one threw a bud bottle at another as I got stopped by the lights and they were all squaring off - looked about 12. Totally depressing.
 

Michael_Vronsky

Well-known member
#10
Depends what normal is. My neighbours on both sides have had people round, parties, travelled far and wide every day this year. They have pretty much ignored the lockdown and act as though nothing's happened.
 
#11
Really hope that the virus isn’t being spread at the moment. Drove down Redcar Sea front on the way from the office (where I was the only person in) and at after 6.30 it was like bedlam. Queues everywhere, masses and masses of people, no social distancing, big groups of kids, looked like they had been drinking, one threw a bud bottle at another as I got stopped by the lights and they were all squaring off - looked about 12. Totally depressing.
Sounds like a normal night in redcar
 
#14
Probably at least a year. An effective vaccine is really the only way out. Paradoxically the increase in the R number is probably good from this aspect as the more virus there is about the more accurate we will know how effective a vaccine is. Still, it is scary times for the most vulnerable.
 

Funky_Chicken

Well-known member
#17
There is no normal here - thousands of food banks, thousands homeless and sleeping rough and millions living in poverty isn’t normal, it’s just what we’ve been programmed to accept as normal


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fmttmadmin

Administrator
Staff member
#19
Only when there is a vaccine - hopefully the Oxford team will pull through in autumn - although that will only be a partial normal but it will give people so much confidence if it all goes to plan.
 

red_harrington

Well-known member
#20
Depends what normal is. My neighbours on both sides have had people round, parties, travelled far and wide every day this year. They have pretty much ignored the lockdown and act as though nothing's happened.
That's crazy, I've regrettably had to cancel all kinds of events, BBQs, birthdays etc and so have many, many others
 
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