“While it would be nice to say that this will be behind us in two weeks, that’s really not what the data tells us,” Northam said Tuesday afternoon in a briefing with reporters. “The data tells us that this will be with us for at least two to three months and perhaps even longer.”
“It’s fair to say that we all want our lives to return to normal as fast as possible, but I think we have to use science, we have to use data,” Northam said, adding that the state is looking at other countries and states to understand the spread of COVID-19.
“The world has no doubt changed. This will be our new normal for a while. I’ve said months, not weeks.”
Another two or three weeks is doable, 2 or 3 months, not so much.