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When Will Life Return to Normal? In 7 Years at Today's Vaccine Rates

Our new calculator shows how long it will take states and countries to vaccinate 75% of their populations

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When Will Life Ever Return to Normal After Covid?
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When will the pandemic end? It’s the question hanging over just about everything since Covid-19 took over the world last year. The answer can be measured in vaccinations.

Bloomberg has built the biggest database of Covid-19 shots given around the world, with more than 119 million doses administered worldwide. U.S. science officials such as Anthony Fauci have suggested it will take 70% to 85% coverage of the population for things to return to normal. Bloomberg’s Vaccine Tracker shows that some countries are making far more rapid progress than others, using 75% coverage with a two-dose vaccine as a target.