These Harvard scientists think we'll have to socially distance until 2022

Visitors stand inside boxes for social distancing inside an elevator at a shopping mall amid the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Surabaya, East Java province, Indonesia, March 18, 2020 in this photo taken by Antara Foto.  Antara Foto/Zabur Karuru/ via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. INDONESIA OUT.     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RC2CMF9AH704

Some form of distancing restrictions could be required for more than a year. Image: REUTERS

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