These stories keep coming out. Just today, I read that the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, may step down from his role due to ongoing health issues from his COVID-19 infection. There are also studies coming out that indicate that it is possible to become infected more than once. That adds concern about even the possibility of a vaccine.
A thought experiment: What would it look like 5 years from now if there is no vaccine and no erradication of COVID-19 in countries that did not bother with an elimination strategy? What about those that had a good elimination strategy? In which case would there be a healthier population, less drag on health care systems? What about economies? Consumerism?