Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Containment, Mitigation Efforts Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Washington Post: This is a genuine crisis. Here’s what you can do.
Editorial Board

“This is a moment for plain talk about the new coronavirus. Do not panic, but do not ignore it: There is reason to be worried. A major disruption is inevitable. Smart preparation can mitigate the risk. That preparation should be the responsibility of every one of us, whether we have been alerted by governments, workplaces, and experts or not. Do not wait for the alarm bells to go off…” (3/10).

The Atlantic: Humanity’s Long History of Making Epidemics Worse
Elise A. Mitchell, doctoral candidate at New York University (3/11).

Bloomberg: Remember the Last Global Pandemic? Probably Not
Justin Fox, opinion columnist at Bloomberg and author (3/10).

Financial Times: Coronavirus could force difficult choices on health systems
Anjana Ahuja, science commentator at the Financial Times (3/11).

Foreign Affairs: Science Can’t Save Us From Coronavirus Panic
Amy Lauren Fairchild, dean of the College of Public Health at Ohio State University (3/10).

Foreign Policy: The Multilateral Health System Failed to Stop the Coronavirus
Thomas J. Bollyky, visiting fellow at the Center for Global Development, and Yanzhong Huang, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations (3/10).

Foreign Policy: The Realist’s Guide to the Coronavirus Outbreak
Stephen M. Walt, Robert and Renée Belfer professor of international relations at Harvard University (3/9).

The Guardian: What Ebola taught me about coronavirus: panic will get us nowhere
Jonah Lipton, postdoctoral researcher at the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa at the London School of Economics (3/11).

New Humanitarian: How a bad response to coronavirus will make things worse
Malka Older, sociologist, humanitarian consultant, and author (3/10).

Project Syndicate: COVID-19 by the Numbers
Anatole Kaletsky, chief economist and co-chair of Gavekal Dragonomics (3/10).

Project Syndicate: COVID-19 Is an Opportunity for Europe
Lucrezia Reichlin, professor of economics at the London Business School (3/10).

Washington Post: When a danger is growing exponentially, everything looks fine until it doesn’t
Megan McArdle, columnist at the Washington Post and author (3/10).

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