Lockdowns Won’t Cut It

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo hosts a COVID-19 presser for well-spaced reporters on March 20, 2020. Image: Bennett Raglin/Getty
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo hosts a COVID-19 presser for well-spaced reporters on March 20, 2020. Image: Bennett Raglin/Getty

Large-scale lockdowns aren’t enough to stem the spread of COVID-19—efforts must focus on finding and isolating the sick, the WHO’s Mike Ryan warns, The Hill reports.
 
While South Korea avoided locking down cities by acting “early and with extraordinary speed” with testing—it’s too late for that in the US. Extraordinary new measures must be met with extraordinary public cooperation, The New York Times reports.
 
Public health experts—who’ve seen the frontlines of epidemics from AIDS to Ebola—gave several pieces of advice. Among them: Convince Americans to stay home; let scientists lead; fix the “testing mess”; and rally and train volunteers.

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Rey Jakosalem
March 23, 2020

It is very easy to write some criticism on this on going situation. It would have been nice that the news companies and reporters would do more like spreading useful information rather than using the media to do a political hit job.
What we are seeing right now is that even the hospitals doesn't even have a proper contingency on how to handle this event. The front liners are exposed all the time and there are no proper PPE distributed to the medical professionals. These items/issue would have been nice to tackle in the news world rather than writing comments criticizing someone who also is trying to do their best.

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