According to top American physician and immunologis Dr Anthony Fauci, Returning to normaal life following the Covid-19 pandemic could come within a year.
However, people need to tamp down their expectations for typical summer travel and activities, Fauci told British newspaper The Telegraph in a story published Sunday, reports the CNN.
The latest time frame comes on the heels of a week that saw the national case count cross 2 million.
Cases have increased in 18 states over the past week, with six states reporting more than a 50 percent jump. This has led some government and health officials to hit pause on reopening efforts.
More than 115,000 people have died in the United States as of early Monday morning, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
"It's going to be really wait and see," Fauci said.
"My feeling, looking at what's going on with the infection rate, I think it's more likely measured in months rather than weeks," he said referring to the timeline for rolling back restrictions.
As health experts continue to learn more about the virus, it is clear that a time frame for when the situation will be deemed under control is still unknown.