Countries are implementing various methods to lower the spread of COVID-19, such as physical distancing and national lockdown. These methods are designed to buy time for scientists to find a vaccine and/ or antiviral medicine for the novel virus. According to the BBC, scientist stated they need approximately 12-18 months to develop, test and distribute the vaccine.
While these methods are helpful as short term solutions, no one knows what will happen if this continues for as long as 12-18 months. Unfortunately, the long-term strategy is remain unclear in any countries. If physical distancing and/ or lockdown are decided to become the only long-term solutions, then, the question is, could we survive physically, mentally, economically and socially for 18 months like this? If not, is it possible to find a more effective exit strategy?
For the rest of us who stay at home, it is a perfect time to gather insight, share reliable information, and find a plausible long-term strategy to help government bodies and our beloved front liners. Not only have we a lot of free time, but also because of the current abnormal living condition, it provokes us to notice things we were previously unaware of. As Albert Einstein said, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”
Let’s unite and share your thoughts here!