How long can the covid fight be sustained

New York Times opinion piece on 24 March weighs up pros and cons of the fight against Covid19.

As the country tallies up the economic cost of its first week of fighting the coronavirus pandemic — potentially millions of job losses, a plunging stock market and apprehensions of another Great Depression — an unspeakable thought has become a whisper, and the whisper an all-caps tweet: What if we just didn’t?