Despite all the time that’s been lost, we can still make real progress against the virus, protect people from the economic fallout, and more safely approach something closer to normal if we start making better policy decisions now.
. offers a terrific overview of 7 sensible responses to the pandemic. - They are complementary. - Every one offers benefits far greater than cost — probably by factor of more than 100. - We should be doing all of them.
“an interdisciplinary Yale team calculates that “the benefits of each additional cloth mask worn by the public are conservatively in the $3,000-$6,000 range due to their impact in slowing the spread of the virus”
We could be doing more to crush coronavirus and reopen the country. A lot more. Let's get specific.
offers a terrific overview of 7 sensible responses to the pandemic. - They are complementary. - Every one offers benefits far greater than cost — probably by factor of more than 100. - We should be doing all of them.
Incremental progress doesn't make for good headlines, especially when it's slower than it should be, but a lot of the things suggested in this article are happening to some degree or another.
Here is a recent article that talks about why it is important >>  “the benefits of each additional cloth mask worn by the public are conservatively in the $3,000-$6,000 range due to their impact in slowing the spread of the virus.”
This is maybe *the* core intuition I wish I could drill into policy makers for the remainder of this crisis. Across a wide range of areas (PPE, reagents, vaccines), our response is hamstrung by an unwillingness to spend money up front to guarantee demand.
Short term free market logic: society will indefinitely maintain the scarcity of masks by constantly worrying that demand might suddenly dry up.
"The benefits of each additional cloth mask worn by the public are conservatively in the $3,000-$6,000 range due to their impact in slowing the spread of the virus.”
A good round-up of 7 ideas to fight the crisis by
I have no original ideas, but these are the best ones I could scrounge up from other people.
How to fix everything (with details on the specific changes that can accomplish this stuff): More masks, centralized quarantine, more tests, more contact tracers, faster vaccine, more outdoor spaces, and more federal spending.
We know how to beat coronavirus. There is no mystery here. To date, this is the most capable roundup of what works, and why it shouldn’t cost us the fortune it’s already cost us, nor be subject to false dichotomies or trumped-up debates.
Seven ideas on how to beat Covid and save the economy, collated by
Coronavirus suppression: Expert recommendations to beat Covid-19 - Vox
Excellent roundup by : Experts’ 7 best ideas on how to beat Covid-19 and save the economy via
Experts’ 7 best ideas on how to beat #Covid19 and save the economy (fear advance mkt commitments #AMC) via
Experts’ 7 best ideas on how to beat #COVID19 and save the economy
Coronavirus suppression: Expert recommendations to beat Covid-19 - Vox
Coronavirus suppression: Expert recommendations to beat Covid-19 - Vox