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Prominent U.S. doctor says no normal until perhaps end of 2021

Speaking with MSNBC, prominent U.S. doctor Ezekiel Emanuel says Americans have to be prepared for normal not returning until perhaps the end of 2021.

We will not be able to return to normalcy until we find a vaccine or effective medications. I know that’s dreadful news to hear. How are people supposed to find work if this goes on in some form for a year and a half? Is all that economic pain worth trying to stop COVID-19? The truth is we have no choice.

THE GUARDIAN: Is Appalachia the best place right now in pandemic America?

Writing for the Guardian, a southeast Ohio native says she’s right where she, and others, should be as coronavirus continues to ravage America.

Certainly, the pandemic will be horrific to places already devastated by poverty. Many people in my town do not have primary care physicians – there are simply not enough doctors – and use the ER for care. Many others do not have insurance. Though the coronavirus is revealing the many, many cracks in our fractured country, uncovering the dirty truth about who gets care and who does not, I hope it is also unveiling how small communities like my own make it work, and have for years, even under unbearable conditions: through local networks, neighbors helping neighbors, even strangers.