The thinking class has the COVID-19 crisis surrounded.
A full recovery will require a vaccine, which probably won’t be widely available until 2021 at the earliest.
In the meantime, the debate about potential shortcuts has been settled: There are none. You can suck it up and live with lockdowns until you crush the infection rate, or you can roll the dice on your health system’s ability to cope with waves of COVID-19.
But as we hunker down, data show clearly that the recession has hurt women more than men. An effective recovery plan therefore must counter the economic and societal forces that caused that to happen.
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