Is the cure worse than the disease?

from  The Ezra Klein Show

Mar 26, 2020

"We cannot let the cure be worse than the problem itself!"That was President Donald Trump, this week, explaining why he was thinking about lifting coronavirus guidelines earlier than public-health experts recommended. The "cure," in this case, is social distancing, and the mass economic stoppage it forces. The problem, of course, is COVID-19, and the millions of deaths it could cause. This is a debate that needs to be taken seriously. Slowing coronavirus will impose real costs, and immense suffe...more

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