A Cure to the Virus?


Preston Sewell

The coronavirus has had a large effect on everybody living in the United States, whether this be how they do their job, or just how they live their everyday life. People have lost so many friends and loved ones due to the virus, and it is time that we need to slow the spread of the virus forever.  A majority of schools in our area aren’t in session and a majority of sports are being shut down due to the virus.

In the past few days, we have made large improvements on finding a solution to slowing the spread of the coronavirus. After the large uproar in cases in Illinois, and Illinois being pushed back into stage three of the prevention protocol, we need to find a way to stop the spread of the virus. The stage three protocol rules there will be no inside dining, no indoor sports, all entertainment centers etc., will be closed, and all gyms and grocery stores will be run at 25% capacity. In the United States, a new vaccine is said to be safe and effective, with a 95% chance of stopping the spread of the virus. 

This vaccine is said to be approved within days by the Food and Administration to be applied in emergency situations. There is said to be no serious side effects of the vaccine. It is said that the vaccine is effective in mild and severe cases of Covid-19 and that it was 95% effective in older adults, who are more susceptible to getting Covid-19. 

General vaccines take years to get developed, but with the chaos that has come with the coronavirus, it has taken less than a year to get the vaccine fully developed. The company producing the vaccine says that there should be about 50 million doses available by the end of the year, and nearly 1.3 billion doses available by the end of next year.