So what is Plan B if the vaccines fail?

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14th June 2021: We’ve spent two days scouring the internet looking for Plan B for what happens in the event of complete Covid-19 vaccine failure. So what does happen if the vaccines fail? Here is what we have found so far:

Actually, we found no results. It seems that no one is even asking the question. Perhaps it’s time to start that conversation?

 

Global Covid-19 Map courtesy of John Hopkins University

 


 

** UPDATE 31ST JULY 2021 **  Finally, the UK government takes a peek out of the front screen to see what is oncoming rather than checking the rear-view mirror to look at the pile-up that has just occurred.

*Warning*  The report contains plenty of dire predictions but proposes no solutions whatsoever.

The UK announces its winter Covid plans

 


 

** UPDATE 15th AUGUST 2021 ** 

“UK Ministers are being pressed to reveal what contingency plans are in place to deal with a future Covid variant that evades current vaccines, amid warnings from scientific advisers that such an outcome could set the battle against the pandemic back a year or more.”  

Guardian article

 


 

** UPDATE 27th AUGUST 2021 **

If you have two hours to waste, you could spend it reading this new European view on the future of Sars-CoV-2:

A look into the future of the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe: an expert consultation

In our opinion, this article is by far the poorest attempt yet to predict the future course of the pandemic, relying largely on outdated information and stale groupthink. For example:

What can be expected in the autumn and winter of 2021 depends substantially on what happens in the summer; specifically, the success of vaccination programs both in Europe and worldwide, and the emergence and spread of (new) VOCs. Compared to the summer, autumn and winter bring the additional complication of unfavorable seasonal effects. The seasonality of coronaviruses is expected to increase infections in the autumn and winter months…..”

It’s a 0/10 from us.

 


 

** UPDATE 14TH SEPTEMBER 2021 **

The UK has another stab at Plan B:

 

The UK announces its winter Covid plans

 

Er, yeah, I guess we’ll keep searching…