COVID-19 Path Forward: A Plan for Saving Lives and Our Economy

Aggressive social distancing has prevented our health care systems from being overrun. At great economic and societal cost, we have bought ourselves time. So what comes next?

  • iconPolicy and protocol
  • iconReopening
  • iconEconomic impact
  • iconInfection and infection control

Faculty
Joseph Allen, William Hanage, Barry Bloom, Marc Lipsitch, Caroline Buckee, Michael Mina, Yonatan Grad

Summary
The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic presents a daunting challenge, with only “less bad” options available in the short term until a vaccine is ready. Yet, as a country, we must choose a way forward.

Aggressive social distancing has prevented our health care systems from being overrun. At great economic and societal cost, we have bought ourselves time. So what comes next?

A principled way forward has emerged, one that can save lives and the economy. We are presenting this as a roadmap here, but it’s not ours alone—it was compiled based on what leading experts from various disciplines have all proposed throughout March and April. This process is called consilience—when different disciplines all arrive at the same conclusion independently. We have reached that point in this pandemic. The question is, what comes next?

Full report:
https://covidpathforward.com/