Dr. Anthony Fauci says that Americans could be wearing masks in 2022 and when the pandemic will end remains a mystery. The USA death tolls near 500k and over 90,000 more Americans are likely to die from COVID-19 related causes by June 1, a leading forecasting institute says.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases says, “When the pandemic will end remains a mystery. It is possible that Americans will still be wearing masks in 2022”.
When The Pandemic Will End Remains A Mystery: Says, Dr. Anthony Fauci
Meanwhile, most of the schools in the USA aren’t yet requiring teachers to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Officials said that about 90% of the pre-K-8 district’s staff have gotten at least their first dose.
Teacher at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health, Marty Makary says, “At the current trajectory, I expect Covid will be mostly gone by April, allowing Americans to resume a normal life.
Dr. Eric Cio-Pena, an emergency room physician in Staten Island, New York says that “There is definitely some tangible fatigue on the health care workers’ side, being sick of COVID and sick of people disregarding public health guidance, getting sick and expecting us tp defer another vacation or put off something else.”
Dr. Anthony Fauci also added that normality will be possible by the year’s end, but masks may stretch into 2022 also. Sunday, the Biden’s administration’s top health advisor says, “speeding up vaccine distribution and continuing to wear masks and social distance will be key factors in curbing the historic pandemic. The country could be approaching a degree of normality by the end of the year but that Americans may still need to wear masks in 2022. When the overwhelming majority of the people in the population are vaccinated, then I would feel comfortable in saying, we need to pull back on the masks. The better we do at getting the vaccine in people’s arms”.
Skipping schools may increase the width of the learning gap
As of now, millions of kids and students are skipping their kindergarten and schools. This may increase the width of the learning gap. Surveys found that more than 60 school districts in 20 states last fall found that enrollment dips have been especially pronounced in kindergarten. Many districts have 16% fewer kindergartens than they did during the 2019-2020 school year. The Indianapolis-area-based educator and researcher who oversees the national Early Learning Alliance Network, Jody Britten says, “We are going to have, next year, 5- and 6- year olds bearing the weight of a pandemic. We can’t just sit them in front of intervention and they are gonna magically make up for a year. That’s not how it works”.