Srinagar, Dec 27: The year 2020 has tested the patience of human beings across the world as the COVID-19 created havoc and left the entire human race guessing.
As the 2021 is approaching people are hoping that the COVID-19 vaccine will end the pandemic. “The emergence of the pestilence in March this year had thrown life out of gear and it proved to be a biggest test for the human beings across the world,” said an analyst.
It may be recalled that the COVID-19 virus had emanated from Wuhan in China and it engulfed the entire globe in no time. China succeeded in flattening the curve in a few months but the other countries couldn’t do the same. The vaccine has come and the people are getting immunized in some parts of the world but in India the immunization drive is yet to commence.
“We are hopeful that in coming days situation will improve and the vaccine will provide the much needed protection. But still fingers are crossed as there are reports of the new Coronavirus strain emerging in the United Kingdom and the European countries,” the analyst added.
He said, “Despite all odds people are hoping that life will return to normal and once again the world will start moving. The COVID vaccine will bring the much needed respite.”
According to the media reports the Centre has made all the preparations to roll out the vaccine and in coming days states and union territories will start receiving the supplies. “If the vaccine works it will end the uncertainty that has been prevailing for so long. People will heave a sigh of relief. The COVID has broken the back of economy and all the countries are struggling to cope up with the recession that has engulfed the entire globe,” said an observer.
He said, “Kashmir has been the worst hit as people have been facing difficult times for the past two years now. The people in Kashmir are hoping that the things will change for the better and the 2021 will mark the beginning of the new era in the Valley. The outbreak of COVID-19 had proved to be the last nail in the coffin of the ailing economy of Kashmir. Most of the businessmen and traders in the Valley have taken a severe hit and they don’t know how to come out from the mess they are in.”
A medico said the COVID-19 curve is flattening in Kashmir and it’s a welcome sign but he was quick to add that “We are still losing lives to the virus. The vaccine only can save us from further losses. We are hoping that the new COVID strain stays away from Kashmir.”