THE Argus comment, in Friday’s edition, was of the opinion that, until a vaccine is found, we will remain vulnerable to the virus and that sensible precautions must be taken and the government’s new measures must be adhered to.

There is just one problem with that statement; what if an effective vaccine is never found, one that will cure this illness once and for all?

Will we be expected to carry on wearing masks forever and a day?

Never be allowed to meet and hug our grandchildren or be able to meet up with all of our immediate family members if there are more than six of them?

Will we never escape from having a law that governs how many people can actually come into our own homes at any one time?

The hunt for a totally effective influenza vaccine has been going on for more than a hundred years, ever since the 1918 pandemic that is estimated to have caused the deaths of 50 million people, but enormous numbers of people still lose their lives to this virus.

In fact far more people are dying from it in the UK at the present time than are passing away while carrying a Corvid-19 infection.

If our scientists, after more than a century, still cannot come up with a vaccine that is total effective for the flu, what are the chances that one for this virus is ever going to be discovered?

Yes, something will become available at some time but, like the flu one, it will never become anything like 100 per cent successful and so, like it or lump it, we will just have to learn to accept that Corvid-19 is here to stay and get on with our lives as best as we possibly can.

No masks, lots of cuddles and hugs and anyone we like invited into our homes.

Waiting for a vaccine is not an option.

Eric Waters Lancing