I have not commented on the running discussion of the Corona virus, due to the simple fact, that I am not a doctor, so I have no knowledge of how to treat a disease.

But I have a lot of reflection of the POLITICAL impact of the virus.

Let us have a look on what works, and what does not work with the Corona virus.

First what works?

A well coordinated, efficient internalization of those infected with the virus.

Each country that manages to actually isolate those with the virus, and putting them in quarantine manages to reduce the risk. It is quite basically a matter of finding the culprits, and putting them in isolation.

How do you do that?

First of all, it is a matter of local tradition. South Korea uses AI and IT, China uses draconian laws and so does Denmark.

But the mission is essentially the same; find the infectors and isolate them.

My point is, there may be different ways of doing things, but please think about the human cost. Is it ok to lock the doors of those infected, or could you put them into isolation in other ways? Maybe finding people who are infected does not have to be draconian, but could be done through intelligence and skill?

Point being, if we lose our humanity in a situation where it is most needed, it may not be the best way to think.

This does not mean, that we should be naive, just that just because a tool is severe does not make it necessarily efficient. Smart tools are often much better, since they are targeted and much more efficient.

G-d bless the will to be smart about these things.

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