We have come through all the seasons with coronavirus and met the darkness, light, and cold and the heat of each. So I guess we are weary travellers with this burdensome enemy that has always been in close proximity.
Now it looks like we must soldier through a season or more, perhaps. But when will it all be over? The latest surge in cases is not unexpected, but it has given us pause for thought.
It's important to be aware that we are now in a totally different place to the first three waves. Much has been learned over the past 17 months of this war zone and the weapon of vaccination is playing a crucial part in our defences.