Director-General of the WHO remarks favorably on a first China, then South Korea approach
- by New Deal democrat
Tedious Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of the World Health Organization, tweeted the following about the way that Suppression/lockdown regimes must work to be successful:
In summary, to be effective, a relatively short period of total lockdown needs to be used to ramp up testing, tracing, and quarantining. Once that is accomplished, and re-transmission of the virus is brought down to lower levels, then a South Korea-style regimen that allows the general lockdown to end can be implemented.