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When will COVID-19 end?

Wearing a mask helps both you and others.

When will it end?

One of the most common questions that I hear from the children I see lately is, “When will Coronavirus end?”

Unfortunately, there isn’t a clear answer to that question.

Eventually, the pandemic will end and most likely COVID-19 will become a part of our everyday existence, but at a much lower severity than it currently occupies.

We are still learning about how much immunity we develop after being sick and also how many people have been sick in total. These influence when we will see fewer increases in sick people. We learn more about this everyday as we continue to fight and survive. Also, over time, we continue to develop better treatments and we hope to have an effective vaccine developed. These also influence when we will be able to overcome Coronavirus 2019. As more information is learned and more advances are developed, it will become safer for use to be around each other.

The current expectation for when we will be able to be “back to normal” is when a vaccine is available, and most people have been vaccinated. When this will happen, we don’t know yet.

There are several different groups working on vaccines.

In the meantime, it is important to limit fear. Understanding and caution can help to keep you safe.

This health crisis has been a good time to learn about generally healthy activities like covering coughs and washing hands. For now, wearing masks can help us stay well. When I wear a mask, I protect you from my germs. When we both wear a mask, we protect each other. My mask only protects me a little if you don’t wear a mask also. These actions protect us against many contagious illnesses.

 

With all the information available, it can be hard to keep up and to know what is truthful and what is not. You can count of the CDC to provide truthful and reliable information regarding many illnesses and public health concerns as well as COVID.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

I don’t have all the answers. No one person does, but I am here to help your children stay healthy and find answers to their questions.

Be well-Ms. Renee

Author
Deloris Renee Harwell APRN, MSN, CPNP-PC

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