A third national lockdown – It is definitely on the cards, following Ireland, I predict a third national lockdown with the cases rising, to get the virus under control to get the new vaccinations out. Hopefully, it’ll be the third and last national lockdown for England.
Huge progressions in the science world – I am predicting that in 2021, we will see huge progress medically. I am predicting new discoveries for cancer treatments in particular. In 2020, we saw the world’s top scientists collaborating to fight the pandemic, so it begs the question of what else they could achieve as a collective.
Anticipating a big shift within the Royal Family – I am anticipating big changes in the Royal Family in 2021, following an eventful past few years. 2021 will definitely hold new adventures for Meghan and Harry, but I predict a few more big announcements from the Queen in the next year.
Re-uniting extended families across the nation – Am I overly hopeful… maybe. However, I think it is always better to run on hope than to run on pessimism. I, alongside the rest of the nation long for the day that we can all reunite with our loved ones… properly. Due to the current climate, the elders of families haven’t been able to watch their grandchildren grow, the little ones can’t see their cousins, our parents can’t see their brothers and sisters. It has been hard, devastating. As a country, we have fallen into hardship but have continued and will continue to battle through, to conquer this milestone and celebrate on the other side. I long for that day and I know, it is coming.
AJ will take the win against Fury – Although Eddie Hearn is still fighting hard to get all the settlements agreed and a date on the cards, I do have faith that this fight will take place next year. Both fighters are equally as deserving, having worked hard to get to the place that they currently are. My prediction is that Anthony Joshua will beat Tyson Fury and take home the belt.
Tier 4 is on the way for us all – The next formal tier review is on 30th December, I predict that most of the nation if not all will be introduced to a Tier 4 scenario. Personally, I think it would be a sensible decision, even if it is a decision that should have been made much earlier. Due to the recognition of the new mutation of the virus and how much more transmissible it is, I think it makes sense that we should be sheltered away to try and keep everyone safe. The pressure now is trying to get the vaccine out to everyone, I think if a lockdown is needed before that then so be it. If the optimism of getting back to some form of normality is on the horizon for the other side of easter… well that is something that we should all work towards.
Royal family relationships will be amended – Ever since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepped down from their royal duties, there has been an awkward silence that has stretched across the globe. However, whilst walking past a magazine stall, I read on a front cover that Prince Harry and Prince William were talking again. It could have been some absolute rubbish on the front of a gossip magazine, unfortunately I was working so I did not have the time to take a longer look. Nevertheless, if it is true, I do sense that some burnt bridges will be rebuilt this year.
COVID isn’t going to disappear – Sorry to all those people who think COVID is magically going to vanish as soon as the clock strikes midnight but it is not. We still have a long way to go with the vaccinations, everyone thought the first one would work and people started badly reacting to it. Let’s not forget that it is a virus, it is always mutating and could potentially get worse. I think 2021 will just be like 2020 where we will all be in and out of lockdowns, tiers constantly changing, maybe Boris will create another tier.
This will be the environment’s year – So, on my weekly rundown I mentioned that many new species have been identified by the National History Museum. I think that 2021 will be nature’s year to thrive, with more species being found and more people working together to be more environmentally friendly.