March 17, 2020 | The New York Times

The Coronavirus Is Here to Stay, So What Happens Next?

By Ezekiel J. Emanuel, Susan Ellenberg and Michael Levy

In the last few days, most Americans, even President Trump, have come to terms with the need for social distancing. Though they feel fine, they are staying home and developing new routines — killing time baking, binge-watching, figuring out how to home-school their kids. It took far too long for Americans to accept how serious the coronavirus is. Now that we’ve finally taken the necessary measures in many places to close schools, offices, restaurants and other businesses, people are asking: How soon will it all be over? Two weeks? Four weeks? When can we go back to normal?

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