Anthony Fauci has endorsed Vermont as “a model for the country” for its robust response and consistently low coronavirus spread.
What sets it apart:
- Measures like curfews, which mostly benefit those who can stay home and isolate, take a back seat to proactively serving at-risk groups.
- Free, pop-up testing travels to where it’s needed most.
- Social service groups liaise with the state to house homeless families in motels.
And Gov. Phil Scott (R), has proposed $1,000 stipends for those asked to self-isolate.
Vermont's lesson for the US: “An equitable program would support people to do the right thing,” says Stefan Baral, an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.