What We’ve Learned About the Coronavirus
It’s an interesting summary of where things are, now that we’ve many months into the whole pandemic. It seems like we’re in this in-between place, where we’ve recognized the threat of Coronavirus… and what we’re now doing about it, several months in.
There are some fascinating points in this podcast, which I’d like to share:
But he said, you know what, that’s a whole lot less than lockdown has been costing us. We could completely reopen the economy if we could test 30 million people a day. And we’d save money by having the old economy going again. Now, the logistics of doing that is wildly unimaginable.
The proposal from the N.Y.U. economist has been put in the crazy ideas box for now. And yet, people who have really studied this stuff think of it as, wow — crazy, but good.
When host Michael Barbaro is told that we are seeing 1,000 deaths a day and 20,000 new infections a day… Barbaro asks: “is that a good number, or a bad number?”
You can listen to this episode online.
[photo credit: Misha Friedman]