By Rachel Menitoff

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — It’s the question everyone is thinking about and asking:  when does life return to normal after a global pandemic, if at all?

“I don’t think there’s an end in sight here in the states,” said Jason League of Baltimore.

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“There have been little leaps and bounds and then setbacks as well. so, maybe by 2023?” said Park Chin of Baltimore. A

According to the most recent Goucher poll, Director Dr. Mileah Kromer says most Marylanders believe it’ll take at least a year before life is normal again, if not longer.

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“It’s a little bit less optimistic than I think a lot of us had hoped,” said Dr. Kromer. “And 16 percent of Marylanders say it’s never going to be normal again. and I hope those 16 percent are wrong.”

The poll found that a large number of Marylanders are vaccinated in comparison to other parts of the country and that most of those people who are vaccinated are planning to get a booster shot. Also, the research shows 67 percent of Marylanders say they’ve limited the time they spend in-person with friends or family who are not yet vaccinated.

“I think there’s going to be a new adjusted normal whether it be vaccinations or mask-wearing in public regularly,” Chin added.

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“We just got to take care, that everybody is on board, gets vaccinated, and we come together as a country, you know, the ‘we’ approach versus the ‘me’ approach,” League said.

Rachel Menitoff