EXCLUSIVE: ‘Normal life won’t resume until 2021.’ Top scientist in pandemic preparedness says we won’t going back to our daily lives until there’s a coronavirus vaccine – which could take over a year

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
By Paul Martin

Ali Nouri, President of the Federation of American Scientists, told DailyMail.com that the public may not be ‘going back to our daily lives’ for another year
Nouri says normal life cannot resume until a vaccine against coronavirus is in circulation, which could take over a year to produce
He warns the the virus could resurge in several ways without a proper vaccine
‘There’s not going to be a time when there is a magic date and then everybody goes back to their lives as normal,’ he says
He says that the US is far from flattening the curve of coronavirus infections

By RYAN PARRY, WEST COAST EDITOR
DAILYMAIL.COM
7 April 2020

A top scientist and expert in pandemic preparedness and response has issued a stark warning to the American public: ‘Normal life won’t resume until 2021.’

Ali Nouri, President of the Federation of American Scientists, told DailyMail.com that the public may not be ‘going back to our daily lives’ until a vaccine against coronavirus is in circulation, which could take over a year.

Dr Nouri, an expert in virology, cell biology, and developmental biology, cautioned anyone hoping for social distancing or lockdown precautions to be dropped before summer that the virus was ‘unprecedented’ in living memory and could resurge in several waves.

‘We will certainly have to continue these stay at home orders for I suspect at least through the end of May, or perhaps some time in June,’ the leading scientist said.

‘There’s not going to be a time when there is a magic date and then everybody goes back to their lives as normal. That’s not going to happen for a long time.

‘Once June comes around, once July comes around, it’s not going to be the kind of situation where people are going to be going to crowded restaurants and movie theaters. Things are going to be different, I suspect, until we have the vaccine.’

More than a million have been infected around the world and the virus has killed over 51,400.

Nouri said that the US is currently far from ‘flattening the curve’, a mantra of public health officials meaning reducing the rate of infection enough to keep hospitals from becoming overwhelmed.

He said even though the ground zero of the crisis, Wuhan, China, had cracked down hard on the virus and was several weeks further along in their containment process than the US, it was still enforcing some lockdown measures.

Despite reporting no new domestic cases of the virus, the Chinese government is still telling residents of the city to stay indoors where possible.

‘That really tells you that this virus has the potential to really flare up again, even in places that have flattened the curve,’ Nouri added.

‘If we do really do a good job of flattening that curve and reducing the number of transmissions from person to person, we still have to be very careful while we lift those restrictions.

‘What’s really different about this novel coronavirus is that it’s this combination of both being very contagious and then also at the same time being about 10 times more lethal than the flu.’

The Rest…HERE

One Response to “EXCLUSIVE: ‘Normal life won’t resume until 2021.’ Top scientist in pandemic preparedness says we won’t going back to our daily lives until there’s a coronavirus vaccine – which could take over a year”

  1. laura ann

    Economy will collapse way before 2021, give it another few weeks and we will be thrown into a third world rat hole.

    #3108
Join the revolution in 2018. Revolution Radio is 100% volunteer ran. Any contributions are greatly appreciated. God bless!

Follow us on Twitter