September 2020

How we can contain Covid-19 without a vaccine

William A. Haseltine, PhD

While the world is waiting for a safe and effective Covid-19 vaccine, there is a strategy that can potentially bring an end to the pandemic in the United States without the development of pharmaceutical drugs. The strategy, which is cost-effective and compatible with American values like personal freedom, could feasibly bring the epidemic to a halt within two to three months.

This strategy would revolve around the distribution of rapid, saliva-based tests that can be administered at home, so that those who are contagious can be quickly identified and isolated. This would also eliminate the need for contact tracing, which has become a nearly impossible task given the number of those potentially exposed in the US today.

Read the strategy in full on CNN.com: https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/04/opinions/how-we-can-contain-covid-19-without-a-vaccine-hasletine/index.html