By: Yang Jianli | Nov 9, 2020

In March 2020, at the outset of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States, I offered the White House some urgent suggestions regarding how to control the epidemic. My main ideas can be summarized as follows:

  1. The epidemic should be deemed a national security issue and responded to as such. The United States must recognize the urgency and severity of this matter and make an all-out effort to respond to it.
  2. The importance of masks should be emphasized. Although masks cannot fully control the spread of the virus, they can still play an important role. Furthermore, wearing masks is a simple and clear means of controlling the epidemic, and is of symbolic importance for mobilizing society at large. Wearing masks can prompt society as a whole to rapidly increase its awareness of the pandemic.
  3. A multipronged strategy… [Continue Reading]