I don’t think we (as in humankind, as a collective whole) will be “getting back to normalcy” for awhile.
Apparently most people who have gotten infected by COVID-19 only hold immunity to it for three months on average. And since so many people as a whole, especially those who are in positions of power who are tasked to make decisions like these for those “underneath them”, are desperate “not to let the economy die” and to “get kids going back to school”, these things are being rushed to the point that people are continually being infected with the illness to the point that it still has new bodies to infect, and these lawmakers are left scratching their heads feigning ignorance as to why we are still in a pandemic, why it continues to actively infect people and why it has not just “gone away”. I still think that if we had committed to longer stay-at-home orders that we, especially the United States — who is the absolute worst at this, in my opinion as a citizen of this country — would not quite be in the position we’re in now. In spite of there having been pandemics in the past, and global ones at that, it honestly seems like no one knows how to be in a pandemic or quite manage one, although some countries are doing better than others, and some countries are doing much better than others. For the United States to do well at all, we’d have to start with another President.
And I don’t even have faith that we won’t elect this one right back into power for another four-year term.
Seriously though, why can’t people just sit at home and watch Netflix? Play video games? Wait this virus out until it no longer has live bodies to infect and then get on with our lives? That would be the more preferable alternative to what we’re doing, because what we are doing right now is clearly not making this go away…