Ex-FDA commissioner: Coronavirus mitigation ’didn’t work as well as we expected’

Ex-FDA commissioner: Coronavirus mitigation ’didn’t work as well as we expected’

Ex-FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said Sunday that measures put in place to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 did not work as well as public health experts expected. ’When you look across the country it’s really a mixed bag,’ Gottlieb said, adding, ’Certainly, cases are falling in the tri-state region around New York City.’’But...around the nation hospitalizations and new cases continue to rise.’

Clara
Clara
Boo
Boo 3 months

Dumb Democrat. Falling on the sword for his party. How can he say that? Scientifically, is is a fact that mitigation worked and worked better than expected. If zero is the only way to get an A, then that is absurd thinking and thinking done with feelings, no logic behind it.

Steve
Steve 3 months

The articles don't really give enough info. What was the criteria for success? Regardless of whether or not mitigation worked, its not the number of cases that matter, its the number of deaths. Also, just because cases go up doesn't mean deaths will rise at the same rate. To date, the actual numbers are not turning out to be as bad as initial projections. Slowly reopening the country seems to be the reasonable course of action at this point.

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