Gov Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania says that Pennsylvania could not return back to normal until there is a “foolproof” vaccine for DTMNBN (Disease That Must Not Be Named). This means that major sporting events and concerts could be banned for this entire year.
Wolf listed big events, going shopping, and going to school as risky endeavors that people need to be assured are safe to attend to before the state can return to normal.
Life is rough in the People’s republic of Pennsylvania.
“Ultimately I think what it’s going to take for everybody to feel safe going to a Penn State game or a basketball game is that they have some confidence that they’re not going to get sick by being in close contact with somebody else.
“I think that’s what it’s going to take to really get our economy back to normal, and I really think that can’t happen fully, 100 percent until we have a vaccine that is foolproof. That’s my own stance.”
Gov Murphy of New Jersey added:
“Until a proven vaccine is widely available, we cannot firmly enter the ‘new normal,’ when life will once again return to all our workplaces, downtowns, and main streets.”
California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) also said the Golden State would not be “going back to normal” until a vaccine is available.
“We’re not going back to normal,” the governor said at a press briefing this month. “It’s a new normal with adaptations and modifications until we get to immunity and a vaccine.”
While their dependence on the development of a vaccine remains prevalent, there is no guarantee that one will come — at least in a timely manner. No other vaccine for other coronavirus forms has ever been approved.
President Trump has remained positive about the development of a vaccination, noting the “staggeringly good” test results of the coronavirus vaccine from Moderna. Trump also said this month that he is already involved in the process of mobilizing the military to distribute the vaccine as soon as it is developed, adding that “at the end of the year, we’re going to be able to give it to a lot of people very, very rapidly.”
“Unless you’re mobilized and ready, you’re not going to be able to do it for a long time. So we’re starting now,” he added.