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Eliminating coronavirus will be expensive and difficult – But here’s why it’s preferable to suppression.6 min read
The UK seems to be following a suppression strategy, having eased control measures in recent weeks. However, suppression tactics aren’t appropriate for dangerous diseases – and in the long term prove just as expensive.
While the delay to releasing the Track & Trace app is disappointing, it’s a chance to use behavioural science to optimise its design. Downloading the app is only the first step – and arguably the easiest.
The virus that caused the original Sars no longer haunts us, but the characteristics of today’s coronavirus mean it’s unlikely to disappear in the same way.