When Will the Pandemic Cure Be Worse Than the Disease?

In their opinion piece for Project Syndicate, Princeton’s Peter Singer and co-author Michael Plant write, “It pains us to say it, but US President Donald Trump is right: “We cannot let the cure be worse than the disease.” Lockdowns have health benefits: fewer will die of COVID-19, as well as other transmissible diseases. But they have real social and economic costs: social isolation, unemployment, and widespread bankruptcies, to name three. These ills are not yet fully apparent, but they soon will be.”