The U.S. Has Lost Control Of The Coronavirus. What Now?
Publisher |
NPR
Media Type |
audio
Publication Date |
Jul 30, 2020
Episode Duration |
00:12:33
The spread of the virus exceeds our capacity to test, contact trace, and isolate those who test positive. Some public health experts say the only option that remains is a second shutdown. NPR's Rob Stein reports on what that would look like. Derek Thompson, writer and editor at The Atlantic, says there's another part of our virus strategy we may need to rethink. He calls it 'hygiene theater.' Email the show at considerthis@npr.org.
The virus has spread too far. Some public health experts say the only option left is a second shutdown where cases are too high.
The spread of the virus exceeds our capacity to test, contact trace, and isolate those who test positive. Some public health experts say the only option that remains is a second shutdown. NPR's Rob Stein reports on what that would look like. Derek Thompson, writer and editor at The Atlantic, says there's another part of our virus strategy we may need to rethink. He calls it 'hygiene theater.' Email the show at considerthis@npr.org.

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