If we let cases continue to surge, we’ll be stuck in this pandemic for much longer.
Imagine if the U.S. had quickly employed proven public health advice, updated regularly as new science came in, throughout the entire pandemic. Far fewer people would be dead or suffering long-term health issues. And in a few months’ time, a coordinated vaccine rollout could have halted the pandemic in its tracks and returned to life as normal. The vaccines wouldn’t even need to be super effective to help stop the pandemic as long as we were doing everything in our power proven to stop the virus’s spread.
But now, with cases spreading uncontrollably across the country, it’s going to take more than approving vaccines—even highly effective ones—to save us. Read more at The New Republic.
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