Children wear face protection improvised from water bottles at Guangzhou airport’s arrival terminal on February 1. Photo: EPA-EFE Children wear face protection improvised from water bottles at Guangzhou airport’s arrival terminal on February 1. Photo: EPA-EFE
Children wear face protection improvised from water bottles at Guangzhou airport’s arrival terminal on February 1. Photo: EPA-EFE
Josef Gregory Mahoney
Opinion

Opinion

Josef Gregory Mahoney

Are we overreacting to the coronavirus threat and merely creating bigger risks down the road?

  • For a virus with a lower fatality rate than peak flu season in the US, millions are being quarantined, borders closed, flights cut and economic and political costs are mounting
  • With human rights swept aside and public health politicised, are we creating more problems than we hope to solve?

Children wear face protection improvised from water bottles at Guangzhou airport’s arrival terminal on February 1. Photo: EPA-EFE Children wear face protection improvised from water bottles at Guangzhou airport’s arrival terminal on February 1. Photo: EPA-EFE
Children wear face protection improvised from water bottles at Guangzhou airport’s arrival terminal on February 1. Photo: EPA-EFE
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