Restarting national economies during coronavirus

Restarting national economies during coronavirus

This is the second article from Mckinsey & Company that explores measures to emerge from a lockdown strategy.

In this article by Andres Cadena, Felipe Child, Fernando Ferrari-Haines, and Juan Franco, they explain the elements required for a selective lockdown approach to work: a fine-grained understanding of the virus’s spread in every part of a country; the economic relevance of every sector in every region; capabilities for testing, tracing, and isolation compliance (TTC); and protocols for physical distancing and safety. In some cases, expanded intensive-care unit (ICU) capacity is another key element. They conclude if governments can master these requirements and build the information systems needed to understand in real time what is working and what is not, then they will have found a way out of our collective nightmare.

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