The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

Monday, March 23, 2020

Coronavirus Can Be Stopped Only by Harsh Steps, Experts Say - The New York Times

Terrifying though the coronavirus may be, it can be turned back. China, South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan have demonstrated that, with furious efforts, the contagion can be brought to heel.

Whether they can keep it suppressed remains to be seen. But for the United States to repeat their successes will take extraordinary levels of coordination and money from the country’s leaders, and extraordinary levels of trust and cooperation from citizens. It will also require international partnerships in an interconnected world.

There is a chance to stop the coronavirus. This contagion has a weakness.


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