Nearly two years into the era of physical distancing, self-isolation, and quarantines, I still find myself asking those around me: “How are you holding up?” Living during the COVID-19 pandemic is a new experience for all of us, and I want to know how you and everyone else is holding up – as much out of concern as out of curiosity. But we need to come out of the pandemic one day and we are gearing up for the post-pandemic phase. Experts say we should be researching vaccines and stocking up on medical supplies to prepare for the next pandemic after COVID-19. Is this true? Are we going to live in this vacuum lifestyle forever?