For obvious reasons, 2020 will not go down as a good year. At the same time, it has brought more scientific progress than any year in recent memory — and these advances will last long after COVID-19 as a major threat is gone.
The COVID-19 pandemic has seen remarkable and rapid research in vaccines and therapeutics, but disappointingly little research to shed light on the interventions we currently use to reduce SARS-CoV2 transmission.
Many seem to believe that the eventual development of an effective SARS-CoV-2 vaccine will allow us to return to “normal.” If only we can hold on a bit longer, all will be well. But does that view align with science?
Declaring “America is back,” President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to rejoin the world as an active and engaged nation, committed to working with our allies and partners to tackle the most pressing issues facing us today.