Does N.J. have any hope of getting back to normal in 2020? Here’s what coronavirus experts say.
published 26.07.2020 12:01
Experts said getting back to normal, in large part, will rely on people adhering to the new safety measures and restrictions.
While it’s nowhere near enough for New Jersey to reach herd immunity status — meaning a large percentage of the population has been infected and recovered — the number should make it difficult for huge outbreaks to spread across the state.
That initial avalanche of cases means New Jersey should know how to mobilize if a second wave were to sweep across the state later this year, according to experts.
Or as Julie Swann, a professor at N.C. State and an expert in health systems, infectious disease modeling and logistics, puts it: “This is the new abnormal, unfortunately.”
Like restaurants, other small businesses across New Jersey are struggling to adapt and attract customers reluctant to venture out.