19 minutes | Oct 6, 2020

The Dawn of The Next Normal: When Will the Pandemic End?

Whether it’s in the front of your mind or on the back burner, most people have been wondering if there’s an end to the pandemic in sight. We all want to know when we’ll be able to freely gather with family and friends once again, and when it will be safe for our children to return to school.  With over 34 million cases of COVID worldwide up until this point, Agatha and Dr. Greene take a look at current data regarding COVID rates, hospitalization, and outlooks for a vaccine in order to determine when we might be able to go about our lives without the need of a mask. While it still may take a while for that to happen, the good news is that there are a lot of things we can do to keep ourselves safe, which not only keeps us healthy, but will also contribute to the overall decline of the pandemic at large.  If there are topics you’d like us to cover in upcoming episodes, we’d love to hear from you. Leave us a message here.    Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line and leave guest suggestions https://bambinifurtuna.com/pages/podcast    or visit us on Social Media!   https://www.instagram.com/bambinifurtuna/ https://www.instagram.com/agatharelotaluczo/ https://www.instagram.com/drgreene/   Quotes “They didn’t go back to the previous normal, exactly, they went to the next ‘normal.’” [01:45] “[Kids] are much less likely to be hospitalized [due to a COVID diagnosis]…about 1.7% of hospitalized people with COVID are children.” [03:45] “We get to invent this next normal. We can think about what we’ve learned that’s important to us, and how we want to get together and the things that we’re missing, and create a future that’s pretty cool.” [18:32]   Big Ideas  A look at statistics regarding rates of COVID hospitalization for children vs. adults. [02:44] Current implications if teaching in school returns to normal. [05:30] How to assess when the pandemic might end. [07:12]
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