America needs to completely rethink our public policy approach to COVID-19, a Harvard epidemiologist argued on Tuesday.
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Immunology Michael Mina Mina, MD, PhD made his case in a new TIME magazine column and Twitter thread.
“We are at war with a virus that is currently winning by taking two 9/11’s worth of victims every week—by Christmas it could be three. There is no question that if 1,000 Americans were dying each day in a war, we would act swiftly and decisively. Yet, we are not. This should not be about politics—it is about human beings—and we should be acting like it,” Dr. Mina charged.