The United States government has released a 100-page plan that details the impact of coronavirus on the country, economy, and the health system.
According to The New York Times, the plan warns that the pandemic “will last 18 months or longer” and might have “multiple waves,” that will create a lot of shortage of resources around the world.
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The importance of social distancing cannot be stressed enough by scientists and health experts. According to an article in Vox, “Scientists warn we may need to live with social distancing for a year or more”, with experts stating that, “this virus is going to be circulating, potentially for a year or two, so we need to be thinking on those time scales. There are no good options here”.
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The article also explains that people assume that a lockdown or social distancing for a few weeks might be the solution but, “the hard truth is that it may keep infecting people and causing outbreaks until there’s a vaccine or treatment to stop it”.
Pakistan has 237 confirmed cases with 172 in Sindh, 26 in Punjab, 16 in Balochistan, 16 in KP, five in Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Kashmir and two in Islamabad
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