Short-term suggestions are simple:
- Suggest public wears masks and recommend temporary social distancing.1
Require SuggestRequire stores to have mask usage for 1 month, re-evaluate each month and adjust as necessary.
- Assemble crack-team of stats experts to investigate quality of all data and address every conspiracy theory out there.
Long-term suggestion to avoid societal collapse also simple: get Balaji S. Srinivasan, Bill Gates, John McAfee, Elon Musk, James Corbett, and Nassim Taleb all in a room, along with their favorite “experts”, and do not allow them to leave until they all agree on what to do.
Update June 2020
I’ve definitely flip-flopped on this issue (you can see above, going from Require -> Suggest -> Require, in terms of wearing masks in confined places). With more evidence available now, several months out, I do think this virus is serious enough to enforce some kinds of reasonable requirements to attempt to get R0/Rt below 1, however, I also recognize that attempting to achieve this goal may result in significant harms of its own.