When I was setting my running goal earlier this year, the US looked promising in its fight against the Covid-19. Mass vaccinations were rolling out. The numbers of infection/ hospitalization/ death were trending downward. Surely, things will be back to normal by September. October at the latest, so I thought.
My optimism was short lived. After a spike in re-openings of travel, school, and store, things took a worse turn. Blame it on the Delta variant all you want, but the virus is indiscriminant. It is our behaviors that matter.
And the report card on that front is shaky. The vaccination rate has slowed (to my surprise), infection and hospitalization numbers have gone up (mostly among the unvaccinated). Only the death number looks improved thanks to mass immunization.
September/ October is also what I predicted when the back-to-office will happen based on a FDA’s approval of the vaccines. However with our dismal performance, that big sucking sound of people back-to-office has yet to happen. And at the present rate, I am not optimistic it will happen in the foreseeable future.
When do you think the back-to-office will happen?