The president says we are at war with the coronavirus. It’s a war we should fight to win.
The economy is in the tank, and anywhere from thousands to more than a million American lives are in jeopardy. Most analyses assume that both the pandemic and the economic setback must play out over a period of many months. However, there is another option, one that simultaneously limits fatalities and gets the economy cranking again in a sustainable way.
Dr. Harvey Fineberg believes if we establish six bold steps to mobilize and organize the nation, we can defeat COVID-19 by early June. The aim is not to flatten the curve—the goal is to crush the curve.
Learn more about this forceful and focused campaign to eradicate COVID-19 in the United States.
Fineberg has held several prominent positions over the course of his career, including dean of the Harvard School of Public Health, provost of Harvard University and president of the Institute of Medicine (now the National Academy of Medicine).
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Harvey V. Fineberg
M.D., Ph.D., President, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
In Conversation with Dr. Gloria Duffy
President and CEO, The Commonwealth Club
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