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School in the 2020-2021 Academic Year & Coronavirus
I've been reading all of the coronavirus threads here as well as a lot of scientific articles that my doctor friends have been posting on other sites. What I can't seem to grasp is the timeline of any sort of recovery from this pandemic. Many scientists point to an 18-24 month scenario.
I understand that there's a lot going on behind the scenes with research but it seems there's no cohesive plan past putting out the fire of the infection spikes across the country. What comes next? I don't think I'm being particularly pessimistic when I say I don't see standardized tests happening in the summer or in the fall and I do not see how colleges can call the kids back to campus in August. August is four months away.
What would have to happen regarding COVID-19 testing in order for school to resume? Does every American need an antibody test? Do we need to find meds that lessen the symptoms and decrease the mortality rate of the virus? Or do we flat out need to wait until there's a vaccine before kids can safely go back to school? How will colleges make this decision?