Is Our Fight Against Coronavirus Worse Than the Disease? Excellent outline of hard trade-offs we face via . It’s not just the trade-off between health and economics. A devastated economy itself has bad health effects.
“the social, economic and public health consequences of this near total meltdown of normal life — schools and businesses closed, gatherings banned — will be long lasting and calamitous, possibly graver than the direct toll of the virus itself”
This commentary raises some very important questions. Is Our Fight Against Coronavirus Worse Than the Disease?
Thankful to my colleagues for their thoughtful response to the irresponsible op-Ed from this past weekend.
Dr. 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.
My thoughts on better ways to win the #war against #coronavirus, protect the #especiallyvulnerable on-line now at #COVID19 #VerticalInterdiction #harmminimization
Is the approach worse than the disease?  Another top Yale expert questioned data and death rate.
"The path we are on may well lead to uncontained viral contagion and monumental collateral damage to our society and economy. A more surgical approach is what we need," writes public health expert
This oped seems to be getting some traction. But isn’t it based on the assumption that we could test, trace, and isolate coronavirus carriers as in South Korea or Singapore? I see no evidence that we are close to that level of testing—or will be soon.
finding these semi-contrarian articles about the possibility that we're overreacting to the virus very annoying. they're political arguments being passed off as epidemiological arguments. which is fine, but the you have to address politics!
Wow, even I did not estimate the mildness of corona to be THIS mild: 99% of cases (NINETY NINE PERCENT!) do not even require treatment, according to best data from South Korea (which has the best data so far)?
There’s a compelling argument to be made that we should isolate the most vulnerable, while allowing the rest of society to go about functioning (and, in turn , develop herd immunity.) Potential socioeconomic ramifications are scarier than the virus tbh
Is Our Fight Against Coronavirus Worse Than the Disease?
Opinion | Is Our Fight Against Coronavirus Worse Than the Disease? - The New York Times
“The path we are on may well lead to uncontained viral contagion and monumental collateral damage to our society and economy. A more surgical approach is what we need.” Dr. David Katz #coronavirus #COVID19US #COVID19
Worth reading on why widescale as opposed to targeted isolation measures may not work as planned.
Is the cure worse than the disease? 👇🏼
This will be an appropriate strategy at some point, but not until after we identify more effective drug treatments
Three of the weekend's best pieces: • On being outside: (It’s fine if done right) • On building solidarity while distancing: (LOTS we can do) • On overall distancing strategy: (We must rethink it)
please read! ♨️♨️🙏🙏 Opinion | Is Our Fight Against Coronavirus Worse Than the Disease? - The New York Times
Under-reaction caused the pandemic. Over-reaction will cause the depression.
Another important read that asks us to consider if some of our social reactions to #Covid_19 could be more dangerous to society (and our health) than virus itself. Important we keep asking this question and put it on political agenda
Interesting piece from the founding director of Yale University’s Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center.
Brilliant, important read from David L. Kats about the need to respond smartly and proportionately to #coronavirus. Please read
"Social, economic and public health consequences of this near total meltdown of normal life will be long lasting and calamitous, possibly graver than the direct toll of the virus." Panicky overreaction from prez, gov.s must yield to pragmatic plans
Is Our Fight Against #Coronavirus Worse Than the Disease? There may be more targeted ways to beat the pandemic and avoid collateral damage, by via #COVID19
Is Our Fight Against Coronavirus Worse Than the Disease? There may be more targeted ways to beat the pandemic.
Important read that lines up with what an infectious disease expert shared with me yesterday. My question to ⁦⁩ and ⁦⁩ and ⁦⁩ and others - what is our plan for lifting the restrictions and when?
I think we'll wind up doing some version of this idea--radical social distancing for the most vulnerable (elderly & others at risk), more permissive policies for the young. But the current wholesale social distancing makes sense while we figure things out.
We are seeing more sane voices enter the conversation. This is excellent — “Is Our Fight Against Coronavirus Worse Than the Disease?”
Why is this wrong?
sorry, i think i messed up the link to Dr Katz's piece
An interesting question: Would a "surgical strike" against the corona infection be more effective and less disruptive than our present diffuse and uniform assault on it?
Must read article. Nail smack bang on the head. It's time governments started being lead by data, science and logic rather than hysteria.
I'd love to see comments on this from some smart people w/respect to #coronavirus like and perhaps some others not at Yale (just for variety). (Where are the gurus from ?)
This op-ed sparked a lot of controversy on Mar20 In it, Katz called for end to lockdowns, saying, "We have, to date, fewer than 200 deaths from the coronavirus in the United States..." He was on on Friday: MORE
An alternative strategy for coping with the Coronavirus crisis
Thoughtful piece on a different approach to controlling #COVID19. Safeguard those at greatest risk without shutting down society.
Targeted pandemic approach.
This person is wrong. I don’t care what title he has. #COVID Why is this published in ? Young people are critically ill. Young people are dying. We need to both horizontal AND vertical interdiction.
We are at war with coronavirus. Should we use carpet bombing or precision targeting? A thoughtful plea for a strategy that doesn’t shut down society from an expert in the field. 👇 Is Our Fight Against Coronavirus Worse Than the Disease?
More dialog on the topic
Is Our Fight Against #coronavirus Worse Than the Disease? via
An interesting case for what the next phase of #coronoavirusresponse should look like once we've got the testing & medical care in place to make it work (if ever!?). Is it wrong?
Thought provoking! Opinion | Is Our Fight Against Coronavirus Worse Than the Disease? - The New York Times / your take ?
Is Our Fight Against Coronavirus Worse Than the Disease?
This assumes that once you've been infected you develop immunity. Is this known to be the case? ?
“the social, economic and public health consequences of this near total meltdown of normal life — schools and businesses closed, gatherings banned — will be long lasting and calamitous, possibly graver than the direct toll of the virus itself”
There’s no getting into the head of one who is already a zombie. But for those who have not fully transitioned...
Yale epidemiologist makes the case for the #herdimmunity approach to #COVID19 Is Our Fight Against #Coronavirus Worse Than the Disease?