WHITE House coronavirus expert Dr Anthony Fauci has said the world may never go back to normal unless a vaccine is made for the deadly virus.
While answering a question about whether or not the world would go back to "normal" before a vaccine is approved, the doc said it "might not ever happen" without a vaccine.
Speaking at a press conference on Monday, Fauci said: "You're absolutely right, if you want to get to pre-coronavirus, that might not ever happen in that sense that the threat is there."
The expert explained that for the world to be able to "function as a society", there would need to be a workable vaccine available.
However, he admitted that even with the vaccine things may never return back to "normal," as the threat will still persist.
He said: "When we say 'getting back to normal' we mean something very different from what we're going through right now, because right now we are in a very intense mitigation.
"If 'back to normal' means acting like there never was a coronavirus problem, I don't think that's going to happen until we do have a situation where you can completely protect the population."
During the conference, President Donald Trump conveyed his hope that these medicines will be available in the future.
Describing the "tremendous light at the end of the tunnel," Trump said: "Currently, 10 different therapeutic agents are in active trials and some are looking incredibly successful.
"But they have to go through a process and it's going to be a quick process based on what the FDA have told me."
Also during the press conference, Trump said he has contact UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's doctors to see "if we can be of help" after the lawmaker was moved to the ICU suffering from coronavirus.
Trump said he wanted to "send his best wishes to a very good friend of mine – and a friend of our nation."
"I was very sad to hear he was taken into ICU," Trump said.
"Americans are all praying for his recovery.
"When you get taken in intensive care it gets very very serious."
Johnson, who is 55, was transferred to the ICU around 7pm after he was admitted into St Thomas' in South London on Sunday evening.
The current coronavirus death toll in the US is 10,389.
There are at least 352,546 confirmed cases in the country.
However, at least 18,999 have recovered from the deadly virus.
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