5 Criteria for Easing Lockdowns

In a new study published in the journal The Lancet, researchers compare the strategies for easing lockdown restrictions in countries in Europe and the Asia Pacific and identify five key lessons.

The researchers analyzed the strategies of nine countries and regions: Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Germany, Norway, Spain, and the United Kingdom. The five key considerations they identified include knowledge of infection levels, community engagement, public health capacity, health system capacity, and border control measures. The researchers note that some…