It does make sense to tighten our belts for another 24 monthsThere are many good doctors who opine that for the Coronavirus to stay in this world for a full 24 months from now. Everything will depend on the new vaccines and not merely on social distancing and so on. One is also told that the vaccines. at least the improved ones would totally prevent the infection. But these will be available only in the next 12 months. This is possibly the effect of the learning curve when the best brains would get to invent something totally new.
Life has to go on, anyway. We cannot live a life that is based on a lock-down, yet again. However, the other option is to put on hold any investment that will cause a hole in our pocket, for the next 24 months. We need to be simple and highly calculative. For example, those who are essentially non-vegetarian are now consuming less of meat, for purely economic reasons.
We need drastically new solutions and cannot wait for the virus to be gone forever, anytime soon.