There's another way to fight coronavirus

"Lockdown" or "liberation" are not the only options

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Let's face it. There is no perfectly safe way for America to come out of its lockdown. None of the expected panaceas — a treatment or a vaccine — are in sight. Meanwhile, America is nowhere close to having South Korea's mass testing capacity that allowed that country to "flatten its curve." Worse, the longer America stays hunkered down, the more the goal of herd immunity (even if it were possible) becomes elusive because not enough people are getting exposed and developing resistance to the virus.

Yet the economic devastation from the lockdown is becoming more intolerable, with not just livelihoods but lives on the line.

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