What questions should we be asking about the Coronavirus?
Updated: Apr 1, 2020
We need better data, and we need to test specific standardised communities to assess the true nature of the medical risk we face. Only then we can move beyond empty models to hard-headed decisions about just what level of geopolitical defenestration and societal impoverishment we are prepared to accept in order to maximise our efforts to stem this pandemic. We need to change course, and we need to do it quickly.
An exploration of the scientific and policy questions underlying the contemporary Coronavirus pandemic. Is the disease as dangerous as is imagined? Are we using social resources to combat the pandemic as efficiently as possible. Are investment in healthcare and social isolation the most effective measures when faced with a potentially deadly disease to which there is no known cure or vaccine. Are the politicians even trying to answer the most difficult questions, that we demand of them by virtue of their exalted office?