Readers tell us: How long do you think the coronavirus will affect daily life?

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By Emily Woodbury

Well, I’ll tell you one thing… The coronavirus has affected daily life long enough! Even the dog is sick of me being home all the time: “Why the heck aren’t you going out anymore?!” her eyes ask me as she begs for peaceful nap time. Not for a while, doggo, not for a while.

In the Monday, March 30th issue of our RV Daily Tips newsletter, we asked you: How long do you think coronavirus will affect daily life? How long will we need to social distance? How long will non-essential businesses be closed? How long will we need to self-quarantine? Sure, we don’t know the answer to any of the above questions, but at least we can discuss it.

Let’s start at the top here and run through your votes. A teeny tiny 1 percent of you (26 votes) think this will be over soon. Another 9 percent of you don’t think it will go on for too much longer. However, the highest percentage of you, 47 percent, put your vote behind “maybe a few more months” and 21 percent of you think at least six more months, maybe more, while 8 percent of you think the coronavirus will affect daily life for at least another year. And 13 percent of you can’t even really say because you just have no idea.

Reader Steve C. thinks that this will go on until we have a vaccine developed, which he guesses will be between 6-12 months from now. Yup, that could very well be the truth.

Anyway, my friends, as I always say, stay sane and healthy! Get outside and get some Vitamin D if you can – the sun is good for the soul.

Oh, and if you didn’t vote in this poll or leave us a comment, please do above and below. As always, we love hearing your thoughts.

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NFRS
2 months ago

I think we will be seeing the effects of this in our society for a long time…handshakes will (perhaps) be leaving our culture for good..(as it has been in many other countries for a long time) and we will need to be more mindful of hand washing, etc….we will never go 100% back to the way we were…kinda like how Air Travel changed forever after 9/11….

Jim
2 months ago

Vaccines will take a year or more. Testing is a good thing but you can’t test the entire population in a month or two.
This problem could get fixed quickly with a drug that treats this virus well enough to bring the death rate way down. I think leronlimab may be the drug that does this. It has been around for years for treating the AIDS virus. Studies on covid are underway.
If this deatrate dropped way down people would get back to normal life quickly.

Roger Marble
2 months ago

Given that this virus is so contagious there is a distinct possibility that people will still need to practice “social distancing’ for months if not years after the vaccine is available. Until everyone is vaccinated, not some or maybe half but 100% of the US population, we will not be able to go back to “normal”. What concerns me is that there is a significant portion of the population will refuse to be vaccinated on general principles of not accepting Scientific facts, for example, the Flat Earth folks. A lot more will refuse because they think the Government is out to kill or subjugate everyone. Some will claim their religion will protect them and many will not get the vaccine because they are undocumented.
We will probably need a card or app for our phone to be used as proof that we have been cleared as I understand is the policy in Wuhan China, but this brings up the problem of security and counterfeit cards.
IMO the real answer is not in my lifetime.

Billy Bob Thornton
2 months ago
Reply to  Roger Marble

Little known fact. Vaccines are not effective with everybody who takes them. So, here is the reality of it. Yes, they will develope a vaccine and it will be administered on a global basis. But, even though you have been vaccinated, you might not be immune to the Wuhan virus. A small percentage of any vaccinated group, never really is immune.

The goal is to vaccinate as many people as possible, so as effectively eradicate the virus. Meaning the unprotected do not bump into the ones who refused vaccination. You know, like illegals from third world nations, whose health care systems are crap.

I slept at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

Tom Gutzke
3 months ago

When the first reports of illness came out of China someone in Washington, DC called it “fake news.” Guess it wasn’t fake at all.

Iva Biggen
3 months ago
Reply to  Tom Gutzke

You mean the mango menace? Yup.

Billy Bob Thornton
2 months ago
Reply to  Tom Gutzke

It’s people like you that spread bad information in times where only clear and effective leadership is necessary. Please donate to the Joe For President campaign, he needs your support. A mind, is a terrible thing to waste.

TravelingMan
2 months ago
Reply to  Tom Gutzke

Gotta ask…Who is “someone”? Otherwise, this is how fake news starts.

Respectfully…