According to the Worldometer website this morning, 100 million people have now been infected with the covid since the pandemic first broke out some 13 months ago.
I expect that by Easter (or not too long after that), this will double to 200 million.
I do not want to guesstimate when the current 2.1 million fatalities doubles.
The news that the vaccine will merely stop people from developing a severe version of the illness, and that vaccinated people may still spread the disease even if they do not develop the illness themselves, does not augur well for a return to normal life anytime soon.
I would not be surprised if this plague remains a problem for humanity well into 2022, if not longer.