The formula for success against coronavirus includes: 1. National declaration for social distancing and closing non-essential business 2. Dramatic increase in testing manufacturing, testing accessibility, and testing 3. Dramatic increase in manufacturing of needed medical equipment including ventilators, masks, and scrubs 4. Banning price gouging on needed food and medical supplies 5. Expand healthcare access for uninsured - make sure registration is open and widely available and affordable. 6. Look at South Korea, China, and other countries that have past their peak numbers and do more of what they're doing. 7. Listen to the scientists and physicians, not to the politicians - especially not anyone with an unprecedented record of lying. 8. Get news from radio, print, and in-person experts not from biased TV networks or social media sources.
"The approach we should be taking right now is one that most people would find to be too drastic because otherwise, it is not drastic enough. It may be a country like China has a more top-down ability to insist on certain behavior changes. But we ought to be able to do it in our way, in a bottom-up fashion"
"It was not just families being isolated together in Wuhan but individuals being isolated away from their friends and families. China's response to the outbreak was truly a nationwide response: systematic, comprehensive and coordinated. This is why China was able to 'flatten the curve' so dramatically."
"Lockdowns, bans on gatherings, basic quarantines, testing, hand-washing, this is not enough. You need to isolate people on an enormous scale, in stadiums, big exhibition halls, wherever you can. It seems extreme. It works. 'No one left behind' was the slogan in Wuhan. No one. It works."
"I think the most important thing that we need to do as a nation is to very aggressively implement the mitigation strategies.... [C]ertainly the recommendations that came out in the original guidelines we put up almost 15 days ago [could have been followed]. We live in a country where there’s a lot of independence. Some governors and states followed the guidelines most times, but sometimes they didn’t. And I think in those situations in which they didn’t, you could have avoided difficulties. But right now, there’s no doubt that even though it’s difficult to quantify precisely, there’s no doubt that the mitigation implementation is having an impact. I cannot imagine anybody disagrees with that. I believe you would be much worse off if we didn’t institute these physical separation guidelines. I think that that is why it is a proper, correct, and prudent decision to extend these another 30 days because we are by no means out of the woods. It’s still very difficult."