Wednesday, May 6, 2020

In the Toolbox

Although sometimes the problem is that the wrong task is chosen. Distancing is a good measure for slowing the spread of a disease. But expecting it to be useful in eradicating the disease in the face of a lack of effective treatments or prophylactics seems unrealistic. Not that I think that the epidemiological community would say that it is. But I think that there are a number of people in the public who believe that COVID-19 can be "stopped" by simple distancing. A side effect of this is that there is less emphasis on the tools that would do a better job and pushing people for accountability in making them available.

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