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To add to Doug’s point, in 3 months, there may be a much larger stock of ventilators and more info on chloroquine effectiveness. Of course, you can’t increase medical staff to a great degree. People take a long time to make :). However, if hospitals are better equipped to handle sick folk, life could begin to return to normal again.

The biggest issue today is that we can’t overwhelm hospitals or else the death rate will increase drastically. With more medical equipment and supplies in 3 months, we will hopefully be better prepared to deal with influxes until and if we develop a vaccine. From what I’ve read, if a vaccine is developed, we shouldn’t have the need to redesign it every year and hopefully its effectiveness will be higher than that of flu vaccines. Those vaccines need to be reworked every year to deal with the ever changing flu virus. Coronaviruses apparently don’t have the capability to mutate as quickly as the flu do to their “construction.”

New York should begin getting data on chloroquine effectiveness in the coming week or two.

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