Last holiday season, people gathered with friends and family from all over the country to celebrate the holidays, went to see holiday blockbusters in cinemas and participated in holiday parties with co-workers. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, things look drastically different this year. As the most devastating year in recent history ends, the question many people ask is: when will life return to normal?
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and the nation’s foremost expert on infectious diseases FiveThirtyEight’s PODCAST-19 and revealed when he thinks this will happen. Read on, and to ensure the health and well-being of others, don’t miss these things Signs that you already have coronavirus.
It depends on the vaccination
Dr. Fauci explained that everything is based on whether Americans decide to get vaccinated. “It will depend on our success in vaccination what I would say is an overwhelming majority of the population, between 70 and 85%,” he revealed. “If we can do that, by the middle to the end of summer, I think as we go into the fall, October, November, in such periods, I think we will be very close to a degree of normalcy.”
“There is a light at the end of the tunnel”
Even in the case of vaccinated people, you must comply with public health measures. “Until you get a degree of immunity, the level of infection is so low in the population that there is no real threat of a person becoming infected. Because when you get the virus right now, we have a lot of community in the United States, “Fauci said.” If you get to a very, very, very low baseline, then you could start pulling things back like wearing a mask and You can start going to restaurants and going to a movie or going to a theater, but until you get that really low level of the virus through vaccination, a substantial proportion of people, you still have to have some degree of measures. public health services that you implement. “
While we are currently in the midst of the darkest months of the pandemic so far, with growing infections, hospitalizations and deaths across the country, it will not be so bad forever.
“This will end,” he confirmed. “I think he needs to know, because a lot of people, of course, are tired of COVID. They are exhausted by this. And it is very difficult to maintain some public health standards and public health measures when you have been doing it for almost a year now. The first case in the United States was January 21, 2020. So I think we need to understand that people are helping, there is a light at the end of the tunnel and it just stays there a little longer and we will be OK. “
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How to survive this pandemic
As for you, follow Fauci’s fundamentals and help stop this growth, no matter where you live – wear a the mask, social distance, avoid large crowds, do not go inside with people you do not take shelter with (especially in bars), practice good hand hygiene, get vaccinated when available and to protect your life and others, no visit none of these 35 places you most likely catch COVID.