Mar 19, 2023
It’s been over three years since the pandemic first hit and changed our lives forever.
It’s been over three years since the pandemic first hit and changed our lives forever. But, despite all the losses we experienced as a nation, America is slowly but surely on its way to recovery. Let’s take a look at how far we’ve come and what new developments have taken place since then.
The most important development in the fight against Covid-19 has been the discovery of safe and effective vaccines. In 2021, multiple vaccine doses were approved for emergency use by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Since then, millions of people have received their vaccinations and are now protected from COVID-19. As of April 2023, more than 85% of Americans aged 18 or older have been vaccinated with at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. This has enabled us to start returning to public life safely while still protecting those who haven’t yet had their shots.
In tandem with the success of vaccine distribution, businesses around the country have begun reopening after months of shutdowns due to health concerns caused by Covid-19. While some states are still enforcing strict safety measures like mask-wearing and social distancing in public places, other states have lifted restrictions entirely or allowed for limited-capacity events such as concerts and sporting events. Additionally, numerous restaurants are now offering outdoor seating options so customers can enjoy their favorite meals without worry or risk of contracting the virus.
Covid-19 has had a devastating effect on many industries across the nation — from retail stores to airlines — leaving millions out of work or unable to pay their bills. Fortunately, due to government initiatives like stimulus checks and unemployment benefits, many people were able to make ends meet during this difficult time. Now that businesses are reopening and hiring again, more people are starting to get back on track financially; however, there is still much work ahead as we strive toward complete economic recovery in our country.
We’ve come a long way since 2020 when it comes to managing Covid-19 in America. Vaccines have been made available nationwide and businesses are starting to reopen around the country allowing us all some semblance of normalcy that was lost during these past few years. We must remain vigilant though as we continue towards full recovery from this pandemic; only then will our nation be able to move forward into brighter days ahead!