Commentary: How Chicago can extinguish the pandemic, for good

(Chicago Tribune) The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 — 149 years ago this week — put the city to flame. Chicago burned house by house, block by block, and neighborhood by neighborhood. The coronavirus has not set all of Chicagoland alight but, if not for quick action to identify, contain and extinguish the blaze, it could. Data shows that COVID-19 …

Don’t let governors fool you about reopening

(CNN)Many governors are opening up their states as part of the White House effort to reopen the country. But as a pandemic expert who has been warning about diseases like Covid-19 for nearly 15 years, my message to Americans is simple: save yourselves, your families and your communities by staying at home and ignoring your governor’s “ludicrous” policies.

We need an immediate five-week national lockdown to defeat coronavirus in America

(USA Today )I am an MIT-trained physicist and complexity scientist who studies pandemics. I have warned about global pandemics due to increasing travel for 15 years. I recommended community-based monitoring of symptoms to stop Ebola in West Africa in 2014, and it worked. The fastest and even the only way to contain COVID-19 in the United States is a five-week national lockdown.