Covid-19 – Is the End in Sight?


Lisa Alioto

01 January 2021 30 comments

I’m pretty sure we are all plain “done” with these Covid-19 shenanigans – social distancing, masks – the works!   I have to say though that for the first time since this all started that I have hope.  I have hope that an end is in sight!


I know that vaccinations can be controversial but without out I wonder how we will ever get out of this pandemic.  It seems that science says that the more people that get it the quicker we can get to herd immunity.

With many vaccines already issued to our healthcare workers, first responders, and those in nursing homes we are already decreasing the amount of the virus that is out there. If we can continue at this pace and reach more and more groups of people, I think it just may be safe to say that this summer may look quite a bit different than last summer.  I really hope so!

Who Gets the Vaccine and When

I have to say I am glad that it is not my job to prioritize who gets the vaccine when after our healthcare providers.  Do you start with the essential workers that are exposed day in and day out?  Do you begin with those that are at high risk due to a compromised immune system?  How do you choose?  Who goes next, and then next?

These are some hard decisions that cannot be taken lightly.  I’m glad to say that I have complete faith in the Governor of my state to make these decisions.  He has kept us informed, followed the data, and kept us as safe as we he could.

I have to admit though that I really hope my doctor okay’s me to get the vaccine, given my chronic illness and that if given that okay, that I can get it soon.  While living with Covid-19 has been the norm this past year, it’s still a stressor that always lies in the back of my mind that I would gladly like removed.

Life Beyond Covid-19

I would love to think that we’ve learned a lot from this pandemic.  For example, that many of us can work full-time from home just as effectively from the office.  The commute time and money savings has been wonderful.

I do also hope that it gives us a new appreciation of the ability to freely go where we choose.  Without a single worry of being caught up in the pandemic.  I can’t wait to go for my first massage once this is all over, my first movie, my first restaurant dining-in meal.  This pandemic has given me a whole new appreciation for the freedoms I once took for granted.

Then End

Pandemic – I am ready for you to be gone!  I am ready to get out in the world, see friends, enjoy group activities….

What will you enjoy the most once this pandemic is over?

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30 thoughts on “Covid-19 – Is the End in Sight?

  1. I cannot wait for the pandemic to end. It has been a nightmare for everyone and I’m looking forward for it to be over!

    1. Lisa Alioto

      I think we all have that pandemic fatigue. Let it end and soon!

  2. Hopefully there is an end to the whole pandemic soon, but it’ll take time for a full recovery

    1. Lisa Alioto

      I completely agree on both accounts!

  3. Jodie | That Happy Reader says:

    I so echo your desire for us all to to be immunized and life return to normal! I miss hugging my parents, being able to be with them during trying times, having a meal inside a restaurant, and extended family gatherings. I also miss travelling !! Happy New Year – Cheers to a Happy, Healthy and Successful 2021!

    1. Lisa Alioto

      Happy New Year to you too – and let’s hope this all ends soon and get us off to a wonderful 2021!

  4. I’m glad that your gov’ has done a good job on keeping the public informed! Having a trusted voice is so important right now!

    1. Lisa Alioto

      It sure it – the updates have meant a lot. I always say, knowledge is power!

  5. I think the virus will likely stick around like the flue,but once most people are vaccinated things will get much closer to normal. I am looking forward to going back to work (my partner and I have been laid of since March and still aren’t sure when we’re going back) and of course flying to see my family.

    1. Lisa Alioto

      So sorry to hear that you have been laid off. So many have = what a hardship. Wishing the best for you in this new year Clarissa!

  6. I hope the vaccine works and covid-19 ends soon . Looking forward to things getting better. Happy New Year

    1. Lisa Alioto

      Happy new year to you as well Anita!

  7. I’d love to think that when this is all over everyone will value everything! Be it going home to see your rents, going to the theatre, drinking a pint in the pub! All of it will be just that bit more special!

    Katie |

    1. Lisa Alioto

      That is my hope too Katie!

  8. I had so much hope when the Pfizer vaccine was first announced and the others started to follow but they’ve changed how they’re going to distribute it here now which is making me far more concerned.


    1. Lisa Alioto

      I agree – the distribution process seems to have really slowed down.. 🙁

  9. I definitely have hope that we’ll see changes for the better this year when it comes to COVID. It’ll take a little while longer but hopefully we’ll be getting a sense of normality soon x

    1. Lisa Alioto

      I agree Faye – we are in the home stretch, I think!

  10. Charity says:

    I am so ready for this pandemic to be over with too! I sure hope we are close!

    1. Lisa Alioto

      Oh.. I so am too Charity. So ready!

  11. As you say, the freedom to live our lives as we did before COVID is what I’m looking forward to the most!

    1. Lisa Alioto

      That’s what I’m looking forward to the most as well!

  12. After a year of 2020 I just want to wake up one morning and let it all be normal. I mean it’s still going to be a bumpy couple of months! But there is light at the end of the tunnel, I’m really hoping by spring or summer I can have a pint in the pub.

    1. Lisa Alioto

      Me too Luke!!

  13. I also can’t wait for covid to be over!

  14. Yes…. I’m all plain “done” with COVID-19. I got vaccinated last week and I’m hoping more people get it soon. I’m really looking forward to traveling and visiting my dad in the Philippines soon.

    1. Lisa Alioto

      Congrats on already getting the vaccine – I hope to get mine soon too!

  15. I am also counting down the days till this is all over – surely the end must be in sight soon, I hope!

    Tash – A Girl with a View

    1. Lisa Alioto

      I hope so too!

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