Podcast: The long path to a post-pandemic reality

MIT Technology Review’s editor-in-chief Gideon Lichfield explains the key testing and tracing measures we’ll need before we can even think about easing social distancing.

We can probably stay sheltered in our homes, collectively flattening the curve of coronavirus infections, for several more weeks—maybe a few more months if we must. But for the sake of our mental health, not to mention that of the global economy, we can’t stay cooped up for the 12 to 18 months that it might take to create and validate vaccines or drugs that are effective against SARS-CoV-2.