Feb 9th, 2021
This week we’re zooming out from Arizona to gain a more global view of COVID-19. You’re about to meet a complexity science physicist, an epidemiologist at the heart of a successful national COVD strategy, and an independent health care analyst who bridges international and U.S. perspectives. You’ve heard a lot on this podcast about policies and systems for mitigation. Today, the topic shifts to the strategy of elimination: how other countries achieved it while the United States did not, along with thoughts as to why and what can be done next.
There’s a whole new perspective learn about in this episode, so let’s get to it. It’s time to talk about the international picture of the pandemic: what we’ve seen in the world, and what can be learned from different countries’ actions, as of February 8, 2021.
- BMJ Article "Elimination Could Be the Optimal Response Strategy for COVID-19 and Other Emerging Pandemic Diseases," co-authored by Michael Baker
- Guardian Op-Ed "All Countries Should Pursue a COVID-19 Elimination Strategy: Here Are 16 Reasons Why," co-authored by Michael Baker
- Pre-Print: "A Proactive Approach to Fight SARS-CoV-2 in Germany and Europe"