Governor Steve Sisolak has agreed to begin re-opening Nevada’s viral-stalled economy starting May 1st, but added the proviso that if the virus takes off again, he strongly hinted he may be forced close the economy down again. But lately the virus has been in noticeable decline. But of course White House viral experts are adamant that the virus will try to make a strong come-back in the fall – sort of a Yo-Yo forecast.
In the meantime Governor Sisolak has given the green light to golfing – but golfing partners must obey the six foot rule – no slaps on the back for a hole-in-one. Places of religious worship will re-open as long as the six-foot rule is obeyed. Governor Sisolak prefers worshippers remaining in their cars or spreading out across parking lots during church services. The Governor also gave the nod for customers to phone-ahead for purchases and have them brought to the curb.
Another remedial tactic involves putting more “umph” in getting more testing to gauge who is carrying the virus around in their bodies but don’t show any symptoms. And for those whose Nevada Drivers License has already expired (the DMV has been shut down for quite a while) they have a 90 day window, from the day of the DMV re-opening, to head down to the DMV and get it renewed.
All the above is not guaranteed to happen but certainly implies strong intent by the Governor. Again, a robust virus testing program will be ramping up. How fast is anyone’s guess at this early point.
On the positive side, an Israeli effort to develop a vaccine against the Covid-19 appears to have hit pay-dirt. It’s a vaccine that closely resembles the Covid-19 viral make-up and which has proven very effective in stopping the virus among some “test monkeys” which were vaccinated with the new vaccine and then subjected to heavy doses of the Covid-19 virus. Nearly a month into the experiment the monkeys are bouncing around and enjoying each other’s company without any hint of any symptom related to the virus. So that’s exciting news that researchers can build on.