Richard Danzig served as secretary of the Navy under President Bill Clinton. James Lawler is an infectious-disease physician and co-director of the Global Center for Health Security at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Thomas P. Bossert served as homeland security adviser under President Trump.
Our brains are not wired to easily comprehend geometric growth. Epidemic waves grow slowly at first but progress to massive acceleration and momentum. On the present trajectory, before we inaugurate a new president and before we deploy vaccines, the United States will experience unprecedented trauma from the coronavirus.