Where it stands: If we’re going to back off of aggressive measures like school and business closures, the next phase of the response would involve doing a lot of the things we should have done from the beginning.
That includes quickly identifying and isolating newly infected patients, and identifying others they may have infected.
Places that house vulnerable people, like nursing homes, would still need strong oversight.
“You need to bring down the overall burden and then you can get to the point where you can target the individual cases,” former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb sad.
Yes, but: All of that requires fast, widespread testing, which the U.S. still can’t do.