Seanna WatsonSARS-COV2

It has been over a year since the WHO declared COVID-19 — the disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 — to be a global pandemic. March 11, 2020, seems like a lifetime ago.

Currently (as of 26 March):

Vaccination rollouts differ by province/territory — select your region below for more information.

Around the world, vaccine deployment is proceeding much more quickly than anyone would have predicted last year at this time:

The vaccines are evidently effective. For example, as of this 26 March the UK’s daily infection growth rate has fallen to between -5 percent and -2 percent. In further good news, preliminary results are showing that vaccines are also effective at reducing transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Also, a recent study has shown some indication that people with long-haul COVID symptoms see their conditions improve after vaccination. In the meantime, the Canadian government is standing by their commitment to provide vaccines for all by the end of September 2021. So we just need to hang in there until the end of the summer!

And while we are waiting for biological vaccines, we can still benefit from an Inoculation Against Misinformation — check out CFI U.S.’s Coronavirus Resource Center.