Mary Kay Linge “Coronavirus ‘exit strategy’ could be months or years away”

By Mary Kay Linge – NY Post

Learn to love your lockdown, experts say — because it may not end anytime soon.

The coronavirus threat will continue to loom for months or even years before mass vaccinations or natural immunities will eliminate its dangers, according to the BBC.

“We do have a big problem in what the exit strategy is and how we get out of this,” said epidemiologist Mark Woolhouse of the University of Edinburgh. “No country has an exit strategy.”

President Trump has refused to say how long policies of social distancing will have to last.

“We’ll have to see what the results are at the end of 14 days, let’s say,” he said Friday — one week after launching the national strategy to tamp down the spread of the virus.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that the UK can “turn the tide” after three months of school closures and mass-gathering bans.

But neither timeline may be enough.

While a vaccine against the novel virus is already being tested — on the fastest vaccine development path ever seen, US officials have boasted — it will take at least 12 to 18 months to determine whether it works and to ensure it carries no dangerous side effects.

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