Lomborg: "This middle ground is more like what Sweden has been doing -- recommending people to work from home if possible, and asking those who are sick and over-70 to avoid social contacts. But most people still work, children go to school, most of society is still running. This is long-term sustainable. Shutting everything down is not.
We need to map a middle course that both saves most lives <and> avoids a catastrophic recession."
German public law professor Thomas Schomerus of Leuphana University: “The fight against the virus can set an example in the fight against global warming." ... The public can be convinced “to accept even the most serious encroachments on fundamental rights." The only thing that is needed for the public acceptance of “stringent measures”, says Schomerus is communication made “in a transparent, comprehensible, science-based and multimedia-based manner”. If this is done, he writes, “the population will be prepared to accept even the most serious encroachments on fundamental rights.”
He writes that the concern about the future of children and grandchildren “can be just as convincing” as the fear of death by the Coronavirus.