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Without a vaccine widely available for about 12 months, and with contracting COVID-19 being the only way to get immunity, doesn’t that mean we’ll just have to stay in lock down for like a year?

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Heard from my family in Korea that life is pretty normal there now. Parents still go to work at the office, although people get screened before entering buildings and masks are required in a lot of places. The difference there is the government has been good at tracking and isolating. The US doesn't have that yet, which is why I think we have the blanket isolation for everyone. Hopefully once we have better tracking and testing capabilities we would begin to isolate individuals and not entire cities.

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^this!

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No... I thought the lock down was just to ease the health system... I guess once it’s peaked and the cases per day start dropping they will look at easing lockdown.

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There will never be quick and abundant testing. The quicker and cheaper tests are antibody tests - which require the presence antibodies to recognize a (prior or current) infection . It takes up to several days of being sick, until they can show a positive result.

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We need four things: (1) effective antiviral treatment/cocktail that cuts severity/length of illness by roughly 40-60% (frees up hospital capacity, eases people’s fears) (2) ability to test ~500k people per day nationally with same-day or next-day turnaround, with zero restrictions on ability to get a test (3) antibody testing to determine if you’ve already had it and don’t know it (e.g., asymptomatic people, or those who were told “just stay at home” but never got a test) (4) faith in providers and businesses to properly execute contact tracing and testing If we don’t have all four of those things, we’re in this for the long-haul...

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Best comment here.

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Also factor in antivirals, which from my understanding could get to market much quicker than a full preventative vaccine.

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We don’t necessarily need a vaccine to return to normal. We just need drugs to effectively stop mass hospitalization/death of coronavirus patients. If we can make coronavirus go from 20% hospitalized and 2% death to 0.1% hospitalized and less than that dead with some medicine, and if we can get those drugs and roll them out to hospitals, then life as normal will probably resume.

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There is no immunity yet, even if you catch it and recover. This shit ain’t going anywhere soon.

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Yeah I’m having the same thoughts. I feel like once we’re let out it’s just gonna spread again. Many people around me got it already and I didn’t really show any symptoms. Hoping I’m immune now

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There will be waves of it but the hospitals will have room to accommodate the new waves as the currently sick people recover.

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The heat will help tamp it down.

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No it won’t, that’s a myth. We shouldn’t rely on factors we can’t control to stop this

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So you’re saying health care workers are going to be busting their asses for the next 12-18 months straight.

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my guess is 3-4 months minimum in “lockdown” IF this anti-malarial pill works. If not then probably until the vaccine is made (12-18 mos)

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Not sure if there is such a thing like “immunity” - there have been reports of people getting it again after they recovered

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I think I read on CDC that you can’t get it again once you had completely recovered. The people who tested positive again may not have been completely cleared perhaps?

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