The United States Government is warning Americans that “social distancing” could last up to 18 months.
I’m sure, I’m not the only one that would lose their mind if this were to happen. Sad to say, it’s looking very likely.
The federal government has finalized a plan to combat the coronavirus that could last up to 18 months or more, according to The New York Times.
Health experts are doing everything they can to curb the spread of coronavirus until a vaccine becomes available.
Research shows that between 1.1 million and 1.2 million people in the United States will die from COVID-19.
Shortages of products may occur, impacting health care, emergency services, and other elements of critical infrastructure, the plan warns. This includes potentially critical shortages of diagnostics, medical supplies (including PPE [personal protective equipment] and pharmaceuticals), and staffing in some locations.
The Trump administration did not specifically say the pandemic will last 18 months, but documents lay out the contingency plans they are making have to assume a longer timeline to ensure preparedness.
The report says that while the production of a vaccine is underway, the government should be operating under the assumption that it won’t be ready anytime soon and it will “take an extended time to develop.”