As we prepare to enter “hell month” across the globe, when coronavirus infection and death totals will climb to peak intensity, today’s video look at what we need to do to get out the other side of this pandemic as quickly and safely as possible.
First, we need to identify the best treatments asap and standardize around them. We’re starting to see promising contenders (e.g., early-on hydroxychloroquine+azithromycin+zinc). Let’s separate the best from the rest and develop scalable protocols and deployment around them.
Second, we need to test the population for antibodies and put recovered back to work NOW in critical positions (food delivery, first line of defense for health care, in-home care for the sick, etc)
Third, we need to get the low-risk folks back to work with effective PPE and self-protection practices, while keeping the at-risk safely isolated. In this way, we’ll get to herd immunity faster while reducing fatalities, restoring the economy, and protecting the health care system from being overwhelmed.
This is what we need to do. But will we do it? Watching our current “leaders”, honestly, it will be a crap shoot. For every step forward, it seems we make a boneheaded policy response in return. Which is why we all need to hope for the best but continue to plan for the worse.
In the interim, get started on your garden!