Although, as the name COVID-19 suggests, the Coronavirus started to circulate in 2019, it was in March 2020 that, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), a pandemic was declared. Since then, in different ways, countries started to engage in intermittent lockdowns, mask-wearing, social distancing, among many other public health measures, as an attempt to slow down the spread of the virus until a more permanent solution was found to control the pandemic. For many, in the blink of an eye, tomorrow became frightening and uncertain.
It was in that scenario that, with an impressive speed, the Covid-19 vaccines became the hope of a future free from the threat of the coronavirus. With many countries desperate to offer some form of relief to their citizens, heads of state started to fiercely engage in negotiations with pharmaceutical companies all over the world to acquire their brand-new, provisionally approved in record time, medication. For many, tomorrow now started to look less frightening and uncertain.