No one is talking about one obstacle that may prolong the coronavirus pandemic

A

Andy Meek

webp.net-resizeimage-36.jpg
  • At this point, it's hard to believe that we've been dealing with the coronavirus pandemic for almost half a year now in the US -- and the thing everyone is watching and hoping for next is whether or not a successful coronavirus vaccine arrives before the end of the year.
  • Even if it does, though, White House advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci warned on Monday that won't by itself signal the end of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Right on cue, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates also said on Monday that he doesn't even think a coronavirus vaccine will arrive before the end of this year.

For a while now, many people have been recalibrating their expectations around how long the coronavirus pandemic will last -- with one health expert predicting it could linger for another 12 months -- based on the assumption that once a vaccine arrives, at that point the pandemic will be near an end. It's a milestone we're certainly getting closer to, with scientists also learning more and more about therapeutics that are and aren't effective against the virus.

Along those lines, however, we got a double-dose of somewhat gloomy prognostications on Monday (depending on how you look at them). First, an estimate that a successful vaccine probably won't arrive this year -- and then, even when it does, that still won't be enough by itself to get us out of this pandemic.

Continue reading...

Today's Top Deals

  1. Anyone can buy Honeywell face masks right now thanks to a big mistake at Amazon
  2. Today’s best deals: 3M face masks, Purell in stock, Lysol wipes, Ring Doorbell deals, $170 exercise bike, more
  3. Secret sale scores you a Fire TV Stick 4K for less than an entry-level Fire TV Stick

Trending Right Now:

  1. Stimulus check update: Not everyone who got first payment will receive check #2
  2. Forget Thanos, the Avengers will soon meet Marvel’s greatest villain
  3. Sightings of a huge fireball were reported in the US

No one is talking about one obstacle that may prolong the coronavirus pandemic originally appeared on BGR.com on Mon, 29 Jun 2020 at 21:01:47 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.



Via BRG - Boy Genius Report
 
Top Bottom