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There Is No Plan D for Fighting the Pandemic

Plans A, B, and C have failed. The only plan now is to wait for vaccines

To say that America’s handling of the coronavirus epidemic is a dumpster fire would be unfair to dumpster fires. Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control, warned on Dec. 2 that the next few months “could be the most difficult time in public health history of the nation.”  He said the death toll from Covid-19 could reach 450,000 before winter is over. 

It’s too late to save lives already lost and too early for a retrospective on a crisis that’s very much ongoing. But it’s the right time to start making sense of where the U.S. is now and what options remain.