EYECARE: Coronavirus BRIEFING: Crisis Response Tactics COVID-19: Is It Time for Optimism? By Staff Thursday, February 25, 2021 10:32 AM When the first COVID vaccines arrived, people started talking about the “light at the end of the tunnel.” Then the post-holidays surge hit with record numbers of cases and deaths, virus variants emerged, and that light was feeling pretty dim. But now as cases and hospitalizations have dramatically dropped, are we finally getting close to the end of the tunnel?How optimistic should we be that the end of the pandemic is truly, finally in sight? Public health officials and researchers have predictions about when and how that end to the pandemic will come. Some see a serious chance for a return to some kind of normalcy in a matter of weeks. Others might wish that to be true, but believe we will still be living with the coronavirus for months to come. Head over to WebMD to read the full story.