Unfortunately, this question has taken on a political nature and with over 700,000 confirmed cases nationwide and over 41,800 total fatalities this may soon become a life and death issue. How would our perspective change if we knew one of the 700,000 or heaven forbid, one of the 41,800?
One writer, after interviewing more than 20 experts in public health, medicine, epidemiology and history shared their thoughts on the future –
“The path forward depends on factors that are certainly difficult but doable, they said: a carefully staggered approach to reopening, widespread testing and surveillance, a treatment that works, adequate resources for health care providers — and eventually an effective vaccine.”
It will also depend on how individual Americans behave in the interim. If we scrupulously protect ourselves and our loved ones, more of us will live. If we underestimate the virus, it will find us.
Here is a nurse that is on the front line of this battle. Take 6 minutes to watch her plea.