Three weeks ago, I wrote an op-ed on government plans to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. I was underwhelmed and felt that many were asking the wrong questions. I wrote an op-ed that was published on Fox News today: You can read it here:
Opening the economy is not the problem — opening without a plan to control the risk is the problem
I outline three risk-management strategies that may be the difference between recovery and a second wave:
- Regulation of gatherings with super-spreader potential
- Face masks required in businesses, in buildings, and on public transit
- Robust contact tracing
It’s up to the rest of us to do our part.
Right before the op-ed was published, I tweeted a thread that reflects my more recent musings on the subject of containment and risk management:
July 3rd, 2020 at 1:48 pm
An article just published on TIME’s web site (https://time.com/5861697/us-uk-failed-coronavirus-response/) seems at least in part to echo this, in particular what they refer to as “track and trace” capacity.