My personal guess is the pandemic will go on for a couple years because many will decide not to get the vaccine.
I think for those that do get the vaccine it will mostly be over for them 3-4 weeks after getting it.
I also think doctors/researchers will continue to find better therapeutics to improve recovery and reduce chance of death has they have already. So it will hopefully continue to get less deadly and more manageable over time.
Nothing has been announced but vaccines will likely be given out based on need before just anyone can get them.
Examples of who might get it sooner:
- Health care workers
- High risk populations (elderly, preexisting conditions etc…)
- Children (they are probably last because the current vaccines are not being tested for children).
This is all my own personal best guess.
I’m expecting around Spring things will start getting better and keep getting better at a steady rate for however long it takes to get completely back to normal.
To me normal will be when we can all go out with out mask, stop working from home, and visit with friends without concerns.
This pandemic is kind of like diabetes. We’re all tired of it but we have no choice but to deal with it the best we can.
Not sure what the weather is like where you are but I find going out side for a walk a few times a day very helpful.