The disease won’t be gone until it is eradicated everywhere. I could say this 100 times, and to some, it really won’t sink in.
Zero new cases in New York, Madrid, Moscow, New Delhi and Baghdad. It means the day the persons with symptoms are immediately tested, and isolated. If a vaccine is developed, it has to be applied globally. That’s why we have the World Health Organization, Doctors without Borders and many more international organizations. The IMF, G-7 or G-20 will also be critical on how to transition from lockdown to more relaxed rules.
I’m so tired of hearing that it is the fault of China and/or the WHO, that we have it here. After flights from China were canceled, flights were continuing from the real hot spots, namely Italy and Spain. US travelers in Europe and China were, whenever possible, cutting short their trips to get away from the virus hotspots and were obvious disease vectors. There will be plenty of time later for everyone to determine what we could or should have done to prevent the spread of Covid-19. But it’s in 151 countries now, and it is a worldwide crisis.