We should be seeing quite a bit of good, emerging, "new" info and treatments in the short term. These are the results of study and experiments that began months ago.
My brother-in-law's lab (all pHd gene research professionals -- hotshots in their field, in one of the two centers for it in the US) hired a medical/epidemiological specialist to consult for their lab's reopening. His job was to survey the available medical and research papers available, and help them determine lab protocols and expected social/political/economic trends in the near and long-term future to determine research projects and structural strategies that should pursue and avoid.
One of the consultant's conclusions was that research was on the brink of a lot of emergent "breakthroughs" in understanding how the virus operates, changes and doesn't, and effective treatments.
While it's natural to obsess mostly over threats to one's own mortality and stress (I'm doing that now, as I type), all along and continuing until there's a vaccine in play, the goal is to avoid overrunning hospitals and, if one is going to get sick, to do it as late as possible because treatments are going to continually improve. The later vulnerable people and less vulnerable people get sick, and the slower the pace of infection, the lower the number of people suffering long term bad-effects (death being only one possible bad effect) will be. (Duh.)
There is a lot of stupidity afoot in our country regarding who does and doesn't distribute good information. Fauci is at the very top of a pyramid informed by not just people martialing numerous figures like the guy my brolaw's company hired -- remember, these are brilliant pHd's hiring these people, not media-addled dummies -- and every bit of useful info filters up to him that can filter upward. Yet barely literate people think they're in a position to judge and deny his expertise. That is the most harmful force in play, right now, the victory and contagion of stupidity.
Anyway, good luck to all. Stay healthy as long as possible. This will indeed, pass. That was another conclusion of the consultant: the likelihood of a vaccine in December or early in 2021 is very high. Whether it will be safe is hard to say, but there should be a functional vaccine on the schedule Fauci suggests. And though it will take time for changes in the economy to reverse trend, in theory "the new normal" could easily return to something close to "the old normal" pretty instantaneously, if not for the changes to infrastructure that have already taken place and will continue to for the next 6 months.
Some good news for people abroad (meaning outside the US): you may be in a better position than we'll be in, inside the US.
The consultant's comment was that China is already preparing multiple production streams for multiple vaccines, separately, in such a way that they can all be converted to produce just one, when one is determined to be the best treatment. The bad news for us, in the US, is that our government's approach appears to be to seek to gamble on one -- to try to determine which is likely to prevail, and increasingly emphasize that, and then gamble on that one. That means the US could get lucky, or it could bank/back the wrong one and then we would be dependent on China, which no doubt will emphasize the WHO, given our recent political moves in the US, to coordinate distribution.;
People will not want to believe a lot of this. Reality doesn't care what we believe or don't, as we are all rapidly being forced to confront.