US President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are moving in opposite directions when it comes to ending the COVID-19 shut down.
“This will be the new normal until a vaccine is developed,” Trudeau was quoted saying in an April 11 National Post report. If so, that would mean a minimum of one to three years, given the usual best time in which a vaccine can be developed.
In contrast, Donald Trump says “I want to get it open as soon as we can; we have to get our country open.” With May 1 targeted as his primary re-opening date, Trump has also gone on record saying he would like to see parts of the country open up even sooner than that.
With COVID-19 statistics falling far short of expectations, and looking more like average or lower than average annual flu numbers, government officials in tandem with the medical profession are warning of a second or third wave, having apparently implied that we have already been through the first wave.