Social distancing may be needed until 2022

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"To avoid this, prolonged or intermittent social distancing may be necessary into 2022", reads the study available on Science Magazine, a PDF copy of which was accessed by The Kashmir Monitor.

The researchers acknowledge the economic fallout of social distancing and stress they are not advocating any specific course of action.

The threat of a resurgence of coronavirus could be with us for the next four years, prompting the need for some level of social distancing into 2022, says a new Harvard study.

The TL:DR version is that if we practice TOO MUCH social distancing then it will severely hinder the chances of population immunity, but on the flip side, in another scenario that assumed 20 weeks of strict social distancing, a resurgence followed the lifting of preventitive measures ended up being nearly as bad as when the pandemic was at its worst. It used data on cold epidemics caused by previously known coronaviruses.

The researchers said that a single period of social distancing measures, which is now in place, will not be enough to curb the spread of coronavirus. The computer model looked at aspects like whether or not the virus is seasonal, and how long immunity lasts in recovered patients, and more to come to the decision that the virus will not be eliminated any time soon.

Social distancing has become the new norm in the attempt to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and that norm could become a mainstay of life for the next couple years, a new study suggests.

3 new COVID-19 cases bring Cole County's total to 40
Northumberland County has eight more COVID-19 positive cases, but the rest of the Valley only saw one new case. Michael Mendoza has said it's not clear what degree of immunity a person gains after fighting off the virus.

Over the weekend, one of Britain's top scientists said that she is 80 percent confident that a vaccine for COVID-19 could be ready by September.

The Harvard team aimed to identify the likely trajectories of COVID-19, complementary interventions such as expanding ICU capacity, and treatments to reduce ICU demand.

Since the investigation about the new coronavirus is still ongoing and knowledge about its transmission and body's immune response is still very primitive, researchers have studied some likely scenarios of virus transmission.

This, according to the study, would allow hospitals time to increase their critical care capacity to tend to the surge of cases that would emerge when the lockdown measures are eased.

CNN reports that the team at the Harvard School of Public Health used facts about Covid-19 and other Coronaviruses to create possible scenarios of the current pandemic ravaging the USA and the entire world. "Additional interventions, including expanded critical care capacity and an effective therapeutic, would improve the success of intermittent distancing and hasten the acquisition of herd immunity", it added.

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