Social distancing and lockdown is the absolutely worst way to deal with an airborne respiratory virus… Data show that China and South Korea had already reached their peak number of cases when they instituted their containment measures. In other words, nature had already achieved, or nearly achieved, herd immunity.
… schools should re-open now, so that the virus may spread harmlessly among the young, and thus shorten the amount of time the elderly and immune compromised must be sequestered.
Our current course will only prolong the crisis and likely guarantee a second wave of infections in the Fall.
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Prof. Knut M. Wittkowski, leading German epidemiologist and former head of the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design at The Rockefeller University, New York