Five Ways Out of the COVID Crisis

Melissa Sweeney, LPN, helps Renee Grimm don her personal protective equipment before dealing with a patient in the Madigan Army Medical Center’s enhanced coronavirus screening site Winder Clinic at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tacoma, Wash., U.S. March 24, 2020. (John Wayne Liston/US Army/Handout via Reuters)
Don’t be complacent. But do have hope.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE R ight now there are plenty of reasons to worry deeply about the toll COVID-19 will take on America. Cases and deaths are spiraling upward. Our main tools for addressing the crisis involve simply locking society down, leading to shocking economic harms. And even if these tools prove effective, the virus may simply begin to spread again when they are lifted, or perhaps rebound in the fall and winter when the weather cools down again. Perhaps most troublingly, there are some reports of people being “reinfected,” raising the possibility that even those who survive COVID-19 are not always immune to it


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