In an interview with the New York Times a health expert, Dr. Ezekel Emanuel says that because of the global coronavirus pandemic, small businesses such as nail salons and restaurants may reopen soon, but large gatherings like concerts and festivals being allowed is slim to none.
“Certain kinds of construction, or manufacturing or offices, in which you can maintain six-foot distances are more reasonable to start sooner.” He said, “Larger gatherings conferences, concerts, sporting events when people say they’re going to reschedule this conference or graduation event for October 2020, I have no idea how they think thats a plausible possibility. I think those things will be the last return. Realistically we’re talking fall 2021 at the earliest.”
Dr. Emanuel also added that small steps such as summer school and camps are necessary to get children socially and academically integrated back to going to school again.
With social distancing guidelines steadily increasing and newfound research that has proven that the coronavirus is more contagious than previously discovered, no one can really say when or even if society will return to normal again.
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