Medical experts say it may be years before students can return to school without proper social distancing measures in place, and that a combination of a coronavirus vaccine, herd immunity and proper hygienic practices are needed before things can get back to normal.
“You’re really going to need all three moving forward,” Dr. Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, told CNBC.
But, “if you have a vaccine, you’re still going to have to wear a mask and still have to try to social distance.”
The U.S. government’s $10 billion Operation Warp Speed initiative to speed up the development of drugs, vaccines and other measures to fight the coronavirus pandemic, aims to deliver 300 million doses of a safe, effective vaccine by January 2021.
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