So what is the end goal of COVID?
First, off I believe it's a serious virus for those most vulnerable and it is certainly not a hoax like many think.
One thing I'm struggling on is, what exactly is the end goal in this pandemic? Cases to zero? Just getting an effective vaccine available? Only a certain number of cases a day? I'm just confused here as to what gives the "green light" to return to normal. There are over 35 million confirmed Flu cases per year. I am not saying it's the flu, but we have a vaccine and we still have that many cases. States continue to threaten shutdowns. Hasn't Europe proved lockdowns do not actually do anything in helping the long term?
I will use NY/NJ as an example. After a rough March/April, people were applauding the job these two states did in getting the virus under control. Look now. Cases are surging just like other states. We wear masks everywhere. Strict restrictions on dining/store or what not. Cases were only at like 200 a day for a while. So what is it? Can you really "stop" a virus?