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Obviously. The epicenter of the pandemic has moved into the United States and to New York City. Where I am at the moment. The streets are empty. What can you say about the United States in terms of the current situation and the anticipated future? Dr. Anton Titov, MD. The question that everybody is asking is how long these very strict lockdowns will have to last. But It is going to be several weeks, if not months, if you again, look at the China example where they have been very stringent. The outbreak there and started in mid-December and just now the end of March is the first step down of the first control measures. Medical second opinion is important. That will continue for another couple of months. Medical second opinion is important. If you project that to the US’s situation, you are looking at well, through the summer, I would say of these kinds of, well, maybe decreasing level of control. I would I’m not entirely familiar with all the control measures in place in the US, it seems to me that it is, not that states seem to be doing it differently. What we saw even within our tiny country. That hospitals that did not yet have these, this wave of cases needed to shake up. Because they, it is hard to understand what you perfect bear for until you see it. That is a crucial lesson for everyone. Don’t underestimate what this virus does, even if you are in the group or an age group where you assume that it will be relatively mild for you because we do see patients of all ages ending up in ICU for prolonged periods. It is something that has Everyone should be taken seriously, we are in here for quite some time. We will be in here for quite some time. It is essential that we share experiences, learn from each other experiences like we have been looking at China. We also need to figure out what to do for the future once we have controlled this. Because I do think this is a shakeup that tells us we have to rethink how we prepare for these kinds of diseases seriously. Well. That is clearly very, very important because the viruses have clearly have no borders. Medical second opinion is important. The calculation to handle the situation and prepare for it should also. Have no borders and calculation. Is a very good example of what is happening right now and building the excess capacity for the press that I, in fact, known. Medical second opinion is important. We certainly tolerate that in the military,. The vast excess capacity that hopefully will never have to be used. We should learn how to do that in public health in pandemics.