Great job! I heard today that there is not enough testing force to do the testing in Netherlands anymore. So the only method is locking down. Everybody except necessary personnel stays home. Period. This is the only way to stop contact of people, thus new infections. Economy will recover after the crisis is over.
Other measures that other contries are taking that we need to consider include
- Add resources to the testing. Since no more new infection, we can identify all existing ones
- Since old patients get serious more easily, all old people should avoid contact with other people as much as possible. Let's not visit them. We can bring necessities to their door. But we do not enter their home.
- Allocate a subset of hospitals only for treating corona virus, this can greatly reduce the number of new infections in hospitals
- Move all confirmed patients with mild or no symptoms into a protected place, it can greatly reduce the number of new infections
- Large purchase of protection supplies if we haven't done that. Italy has just done that
The problem right now is that the people are not well informed about the ways that the virus spreads. They tell the measures - wash hands, do not touch faces, etc., but that's not enough, people need to know why those measures.
Once people know how virus spreads, they can act to prevent the spread. Then no new infections, all numbers will come down.
In New York City, the MTA already started to disinfect all subway stations and subway cars twice a day. They start to know about the surface infection. A doctor in New York City this morning on CNN told people to avoild taking public transportation. But here there is no disinfection and people are still taking public transporation.
Also people here don't take the virus seriously, especially young people. A 32-yo man became the first patient in New Jersey. He does not smoke or drink, a healthy young man, whose condition deteriorated quickly. See https://nj1015.com/njs-first-coronavirus-patient-goes-public-its-very-serious/