🚨 I wrote about how to reopen the country, what the summer and the rest of 2020 will bring, why we need to stop banking on things returning to ‘normal’, and what the US needs to urgently do to steel itself for the next phases of the coronavirus pandemic. https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/04/pandemic-summer-coronavirus-reopening-back-normal/609940/
It covers: obstacles to widespread testing; challenges for hospitals after cases peak; the case for carefully lifting social-distancing restrictions; treatments; the problems with immunity tests; the need for psychological resilience; and more. 4/ https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/04/pandemic-summer-coronavirus-reopening-back-normal/609940/
I'll let you read it. But one thing: I’ve written that in dealing with diseases, the US cycles through panic & neglect. The big risk now is that we'll dive headfirst into neglect *before the panic bit is even finished.* Here’s how to avoid that. /End https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/04/pandemic-summer-coronavirus-reopening-back-normal/609940/
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