'The Swiss Cheese Model For Combating Covid-19 Multiple Layers of Pandemic Defense.' appeared in the print edition of the Wall Street Journal November 14, 2020, Written by Nicholas A. Christakis, MD, PhD, MPH, a social scientist and physician at Yale University who conducts research in the fields of network science, biosocial science, and behavior genetics. Dr. Christakis is the author of “Apollo’s Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live” The Swiss Cheese Model to dealing with the Coronavirus Recent author of a book The Arrow about living with Pandemics. We summarized his article below. HIs key points:
- A vaccine, on its own, won’t be enough to rapidly extinguish a pandemic as pernicious as Covid-19.
- Viruses continue to circulate among us for a long time.
- Even if all goes well with the COVID Vaccine it will be at least another year,
- S. will have to rely on a multipronged approach, not just simplistic bromides and all-or-nothing responses.