A policy road map to tackle COVID-19 -Sanjay Reddy

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published Published on Apr 28, 2020   modified Modified on Apr 29, 2020

-The Hindu

The interest of each and the interests of all now coincide, not only within nations but for all humanity

How will it all end? Policies to address the worldwide crisis brought about by COVID-19 must satisfy three criteria. First, they must aim to minimise the loss of life directly resulting from the disease, while recognising that there remain deep uncertainties about its true nature.

Second, they must restore the elements of economic and social life as soon as possible, so as to avoid disastrous and lasting consequences, including for other aspects of health, schooling, food security and livelihood. The costs of lockdowns have already been massive and will deepen if they result in foregone health treatments, dropouts from school, and permanent closure of businesses.

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The Hindu, 28 April, 2020, https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/a-policy-road-map-to-tackle-covid-19/article31448016.ece?homepage=true

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