John Ivison: Prepare for dose of reality — vaccines don’t guarantee a quick return to normal
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But there are no guarantees that these travel restrictions will be lifted once the bulk of the population receives the vaccine.
Canadians have proven to be remarkably patient in the face of ever-tightening restrictions. But that is because they are labouring under the assumption that their year of austerity and abstinence will end with an injection. If Health Canada approves two new vaccines, the government estimates that 23 million Canadians could be inoculated by the end of June.
But the Public Health Agency has already indicated that a vaccination is not a passport to mobility.
When the government introduced new travel rules on January 7, which required air travellers to show proof of a negative COVID test in the previous 72 hours, it was made…