Developing a treatment isn’t sufficient. There are other significant hurdles to overcome.
Prashant RaoThis, by @VidyaKrishnan two weeks ago, was prescient:
India’s efforts to deal with tuberculosis show that developing treatments for the coronavirus aren’t sufficient. There are other significant hurdles to overcome
Five lessons from 1940s Britain about national resilience and social solidarity during a crisis.
Prashant Rao"Societies that build resilience do not hide behind a wall of happy talk or try to minimize the danger. Resilience does not come from mindless optimism, or from people telling one another to be calm amid the turmoil."
The government’s response has been slow, blunt, and callous.
Prashant Rao"This lockdown is, in keeping with many of this government’s policies, a headline-grabbing initiative announced with little warning, but one that will do little to address the myriad problems India faces in dealing with the coronavirus."
Every president chooses how to manage the flow of information. The consequences of Trump’s decisions are now becoming apparent.
Prashant Rao"President Trump’s address to the nation was doomed to fail. It was delivered by a president who ignores inconvenient truths, disdains expertise, views events solely through the lens of his political interests, and fails to look beyond the news cycle."
“Blitz spirit” won’t contain the coronavirus. Older Britons should know that being a snowflake is fine.
Prashant Rao"This appeal to Blitz spirit, to the unbowed might of Albion, to the idea that Britain withstood the Luftwaffe—all of it is deeply unhelpful when dealing with an infectious disease." -- @helenlewis
Prashant Rao"Italy has long been a political laboratory, for better or worse, and a harbinger of developments that later spread … Today, it is an experiment in which free movement of people and goods meets free movement of a deadly virus."