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Will research now slow down??

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hwwynd Wed 24-Jun-20 08:58:55

.. now that restrictions are being eased (not going into whether this is right or wrong everyone has their own opinion), and many people think that Corona is "over" or at least they do where I am.

Does this mean less research will be ongoing as regards to treatments, how the virus behaves, risk factors??

That would concern me. I was glad when I read the breakthrough on the cheap steroid.

Not sure how these things work, but I really hope the same intensity of research is kept up.

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Bol87 Wed 24-Jun-20 09:03:02

No, of course not. Thats a daft assumption to make. Just society thinking this over (or so you think), the scientists don’t think that at all. Cases are shooting up in countries that haven’t yet had peaks & it’s still circulating in society here. Life cannot go back to normal until there is a vaccine or effective drugs or by some miracle the whole world squashes the virus (ain’t gona happen). So rest assured, extensive research will continue!

Bol87 Wed 24-Jun-20 09:05:08

To be honest, we should be more concerned at the fact cancer research has lost serious funding & researchers in place of corona. A good friend works in breast cancer research & her whole team has been furloughed.

Corona will end (or there’ll be a vaccine or treatment). Cancer won’t. That scares me so much more.

frozendaisy Wed 24-Jun-20 09:22:58

No research will continue and will not just be for Covid-19 it will be continuous in case it's needed to adapt to future Covid-19 mutations.

Drivingdownthe101 Wed 24-Jun-20 09:25:30

Of course not, why would it?
I hope research is able to start back up properly into non Covid illnesses, too. Those things haven’t gone away.

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Wed 24-Jun-20 09:27:15

Also there will be plenty of research reporting back that was started months ago but takes time.

Buckingham1988 Wed 24-Jun-20 09:32:23

No my ds who is shielding is signed up for research which is funded for a year looking at how covid-19 effects those who are very vulnerable.
I do think results will be slower to see with fewer cases but research is going on all over the world so progress will continue. I'd be more concerned about other health care research being stopped/reduced.

hwwynd Wed 24-Jun-20 09:51:45

I wasn't making any assumptions.

Merely hoping that research won't be slowed down just because there seems to be a lull in cases and restrictions are being lifted.

And wondering if anyone who knew about such things could contribute. Hopefully to say that no, research will continue at the same pace.

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Drivingdownthe101 Wed 24-Jun-20 09:58:49

Restrictions being lifted has no bearing on medical research. The priority remains to find an effective vaccine or treatment. Don’t forget that many restrictions are still in place and we’re nothing like ‘back to normal’.

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