Coronavirus Precautions Prompt Major Life Changes in the U.S.

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First some good news: an experimental trial for the coronavirus vaccine is in its earliest stages.

“This is one of the fastest vaccine development launches in history,” said President Trump. “Not even close.”

A study from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases will attempt to confirm the vaccine works and is safe.

“There will be three separate doses: 25 milligrams, 100 milligrams and 250 milligrams and the individuals will be followed for one year,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health.

As that research moves onward, people are adjusting to a “new normal.”

“You have to think of this in a wartime worldview,” said New York Mayor Bill de Blasio. “You have to think of this as something where you’re going to see a massive mobilization to save lives, to help people through their suffering with this disease.”

Officials are stressing the importance of avoiding groups and practicing social distancing.

“What we are asking for everyone to do is to remain at home for all, but the most essential outings for your safety and the safety of those around you,” said Mayor London Breed of San Francisco. 

Many restaurants, including Starbucks, Chick-Fil-A and McDonald’s are now only serving take-out or delivery orders

California, Pennsylvania, New York City and other areas have ordered bars to close their doors.

Some businesses, like Regal Cinemas and Nordstrom are shutting down for the time being.

As of Tuesday night, there were more than 182,000 confirmed cases and 71,000 coronavirus-related deaths worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University.