In an April 13 Q&A with Indian magazine Outlook, Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA, global director of ICAP, comments on the U.S. and Chinese responses to the COVID-19 pandemic:
It will be critically important to be able to look back, once this pandemic is behind us, to examine the U.S. response in detail, what worked, what did not work and why. In the midst of the outbreak with a rapidly evolving response, it is too early to dissect the various steps taken. Most experts would say that the U.S. took an incremental approach rather than a decisive approach and that may have been the Achilles’ heel.
“Most experts would say that the US took an incremental rather than a decisive approach and that may have been its Achilles’ heel,” says Wafaa El-Sadr, Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine at @Columbia. @ICAP_ColumbiaU#CoronavirusPandemic #COVID2019https://t.co/fcsAsCXct1
— Outlook Magazine (@Outlookindia) April 13, 2020