(RightWing.org) – The past 12 months hit Americans like a runaway freight train. The COVID-19 pandemic brought the country to its knees with its worst health crisis since the 1918 Spanish Flu outbreak.
Currently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) predicts the country will see between 1.2 and 2 million new cases of the coronavirus for the week ending on Saturday, January 16, 2021.
A 😷mask protects you and others.
Continue to ↔ stay 6 feet apart, 🚫avoid crowds & poorly ventilated spaces, 🖐wash your hands often.
— CDC (@CDCgov) December 23, 2020
Fortunately, there is some good news regarding what to expect from COVID-19 in 2021. For instance, experts predict the following improvements the country should see going into 2021.
New treatment options: Healthcare professionals are expected to develop new, more effective treatments for COVID-19 patients. Doctors and nurses already learned a lot about the disease through experience treating patients. Researchers also continue to develop treatments.
Better prepared medical staff: Doctors, nurses, and other support staff will be better prepared as they are getting more experience working with patients daily.
Vaccines: The continued distribution of vaccines will eventually start impacting the coronavirus spread as increased numbers of people get their second dose, and the spread starts to slow.
Faster testing: Testing methods will improve in 2021, and as the pandemic slows down, testing needs will decrease, optimizing efficiency and timeliness.
Vaccine distribution logistics will require several months to inoculate everyone who wants to take it. But, things should start looking up by 2021’s second quarter.
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