I had my second Covid-19 vaccination shot last week. Thankfully, the side-effects weren't as bad this time around, although I still felt cruddy for a long time thanks to my suppressed immune system.
Here in England, lockdown restrictions are being gradually eased. Most non-essential shops were able to reopen from Monday. Small social gatherings outdoors are now possible again.
So, light at the end of the tunnel, right?
I wish I was that confident.
We have a Government that is both incompetent and corrupt, and primarily concerned with keeping themselves in power, their backers rolling in public money, and everyone else in the dark about what they're up to.
Their response to Covid-19 has been delayed, confused, and apparently balanced against their increasingly evident hatred of the poor, sick, disabled and non-white.
And that response has mostly involved passing the responsibility onto the people they're supposed to serve.
So no, I don't think we're even close to the end.