I love Becky Manawatu’s writing and this article about her work is great – A personal essay by novelist and Westport journalist Becky Manawatu.
From the Guardian:
In an article by Devi Sridhar the chair of global public health at the University of Edinburgh he stated:
In this uncertainty, countries that are actively working to contain this virus and keep numbers as low as possible are buying time to build a more informed policy response while also protecting their economies and societies. Others, by letting the virus spread slowly through their populations (only flattening the curve instead of completely stopping the spread), are just gambling with people’s lives, and will be caught in cycles of lockdown/release that will destroy the economy and cause social unrest, as well as increased Covid-19- and non-Covid-19-related deaths.