How to Win the War on Coronavirus

Hospital staff perform drive-thru tests for the COVID-19 coronavirus in Indian Wells, Calif., March 26, 2020. (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)
As in WWII, it will require effort from all Americans.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I  remember the first time I thought about World War III. It was October 22, 1962. As President John Kennedy addressed the nation about the “unmistakable evidence” of nuclear-tipped Soviet missiles in Cuba, my dad whispered to my mom, “This may be World War III.”

Thankfully, Dad was wrong. But during the first two decades of my military service, the possibility of WWIII between the U.S. and the Soviets remained a serious threat until the collapse of the Soviet empire. By the time I became a professor and department chairman at the National War College (NWC) in 1998, I had become

    Randall Larsen served as a colonel in the U.S. Air Force and, for 15 years, as the national-security adviser at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. Beginning in April, he will host the podcast A Good War featuring stories of public-health heroes past and present.

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