DRAFT FOR PROJECT SYNDICATE: Public Health Still Needs to Be in Command

An early draft for subscribers: The bottom line for policy should still be what it was last August: needles-into-arms, as many as possible as fast as possible

The last four months have made it very clear that the globe now faces two additional disasters, together making the current plague two orders of magnitude worse than it had to be. First, the plague’s uncontrolled spread has triggered the evolution of the Delta variant, 2-3 times as virulent and 1.5-2 times as deadly as the original. Second, while global…

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