Jack, please forgive me if I seem overly critical; you used the past tense, but the pandemic is far from over, and I suspect that vaccines aren’t going to get us out of it because the virus keeps mutating whereas vaccine development, by its nature, always lags behind.
The infection numbers in the UK are rising again, it’s the so-called “Indian variant” against which the AstraZeneca vaccine may be only 33% effective. We’re on course for another peak in a few weeks.
At that point the choices remaining will be either another economically disastrous three month lockdown, or posting the army around hospitals to force countless thousands of covid-19 sufferers to die in the car parks.
OR we could start a suppression strategy now.