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Ezra KleinThis is a great project by @ayeletw and others to simultaneously keep East Bay restaurants alive and support the ER and ICU workers who're doing so much to help so many right now. If you're in the area, consider donating, if you can.
Sociologist Eric Klinenberg on why social distancing isn’t enough
Ezra Klein"I’ve been frustrated with this language of social distancing because it seems to imply that we’re only going get through this if we turn our backs on one another — and especially turn our backs on the people who are most vulnerable," says @ErikKlinenberg
Ezra Klein"When you need people to make compromises and deep sacrifices in their personal life for the good of the collective, you need some sense of a collective to draw on," says Klinenberg.
He explains how build that sense of collective, now and going forward
The U.S. may end up with the worst Covid-19 outbreak in the industrialized world. This is how it’s going to play out.
Ezra KleinActually, two more, as I'm increasingly convinced people will believe that there's a choice between our economy and our lives until they can imagine the post-social distancing world. First, this @edyong209 piece is as good as everyone says it is
Saving lives and saving the economy are not in conflict.
Ezra KleinAnd my must-read for today: "Saving lives and saving the economy are not in conflict right now; we will hasten the return to robust economic activity by taking steps to stem the spread of the virus and save lives."
Show The Ezra Klein Show, Ep Is the cure worse than the disease? - Mar 25, 2020
Ezra KleinOn today's EK Show, I talked to @jasonfurman about whether this "your economy or your life" choice is backed up by economists, and with bioethicist @fadenethx about the moral frameworks we need for the brutal choices that do need to be made.
Scientists explain the moon-shot level effort needed to end social distancing, and this pandemic. Will leaders listen?
Ezra KleinWhat comes after social distancing?
This is the big question, and one reason the "cure is worse than the disease" rhetoric has taken hold is that it hasn't been answered clearly by political leaders. People need to know there's a plan beyond lockdown
Ezra KleinSecond, @B_resnick talked to an array of public health experts on how to move from "sledgehammer to scalpel," and clearly shows what it would look like — and, more pessimistically, what we need to do to get there that we're not doing