I believe COVID vaccines will keep lagging behind the virus’ ability to adapt. That’s what viruses do. Every year we have a modified vaccine for the flu. Same.
So I believer the solution will be treatment. 100 years ago people died from infections, pneumonia, diverticulitis, blood pressure or even the flu, 20 years ago people died from AIDS – these and a zillion other things like them are now treatable, we don’t prevent them yet, we treat them and it can be as simple as a few days of once a day pill, or daily medication, but it’s treatable.
So I believe the same will happen with COVID. It will be treatable. Yes, we’ll have vaccines that will improve, and maybe one day it will be eradicated, but until such day we will just treat it and you’ll get well within days and back to normal life.