Illinois Governor: Either Treatment and Herd Immunity Or a Vaccine Allows Us to Open Everything Back Up

‘And no one really knows if we’ll have [the vaccine] by September’

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PRITZKER: “The bears are a great team whether they’re playing or not. But I will say this, that it’s not up to us. We don’t know. None of us really knows. But what I do know is this, that if the researchers are able to come up with a treatment, something that will save lives, something that will keep people off of ventilators, maybe even keep them out of hospitals, then that will be an enormous development for our country and for the future. And it may allow us to begin to open things up in the way the president is describing. But the truth is that no one predicts now that we’re going to have that treatment any time in the next few weeks or even in the next month. And no one really knows if we’ll have it by September. What we do know is if you have a vaccine, that ultimately will help us deal with the problem, because it’s either going to be a treatment and herd immunity that ultimately allows us to open everything back up, or it’s a vaccine.”

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