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The Epidemiologists’ War

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It is clear now that United States has let the coronavirus get away to a far greater extent than any other industrial democracy.  There are many different stories about what other countries did right.  What did the US do wrong? When the worst of it is finally over, it will be worth looking into the simplest technology of all, the wearing of masks. What might have been different if, from the very beginning, public health officials had emphasized physical distancing rather than social distancing, and, especially, the wearing of masks indoors, everywhere and always? Even today, remarkably little research is