The reaction to the pandemic should not be allowed to become as dangerous as the disease itself.
Emily YoffeMonths of shutdown will "wreck nearly every business in America...and create critical shortfalls of food, medicines, and other essential items" as well as damage physical and mental health, writes Bret Stephens. These effects must be weighed.
There may be more targeted ways to beat the pandemic.
Emily YoffeDr. David Katz in NYT: "I believe we may be ineffectively fighting the contagion even as we are causing economic collapse." Katz says current approach could fail to contain the virus, and cause massive, unneeded suffering. Says we must change course now.
The toll of history’s worst epidemic surpasses all the military deaths in World War I and World War II combined. And it may have begun in the United States
Emily YoffeWhat are the lessons of the 1918 pandemic for us? Must-read by John M. Barry shows that when the government fails and lies during such a crisis, the medical and social costs are enormous.
My first solo job as a member of the grounds crew for the Washington Nationals baseball team was to drive around the periphery of Nationals Park on...
Emily YoffeIn honor of the great @Nationals, here's my story of the day I spent working with the team's amazing grounds crew. I still appreciate how kind they were to me when I almost destroyed Nationals Park.