I was very glad to hear today bi-partisan talk
of the "return to normalcy". If both Trump and Cuomo 'get it', there is hope.
I think the end game is that, after 2-3 weeks, the hospitals have been given a good chance to prepare for the surge. Then, you let people get back to work, with obvious guidelines for close contact situations (hairstylists, etc) and warnings about maintaining social distancing. Another couple months, if the surge is manageable, you open up events: conferences, concerts, that kind of thing. Then, next winter we live with Covid-19 as part of the seasonal flu, with (in the US), the 25,000-50,000 annual deaths that accompany that. In a couple years, there will be a vaccine, but the thing may mutate also, and it will become part of the annual vaccination strategy. The world doesn't end.