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Lockdowns are depressing and economically devastating. But California might not have a choice

Los Angeles Times, Dec. 5, 2020

December 5, 2020

Lockdowns are depressing and economically devastating. But California might not have a choice

Nuance can work in public health strategies, but sometimes “when you take a more nuanced approach — what’s OK and what’s not OK — that makes people more confused,” said Dr. Shruti Gohil, associate medical director of epidemiology and infection prevention at UC Irvine. “By unilaterally closing everything down, you do send the psychological message … that we ought to stay home; that now’s the time to hunker down again. And that could save lives.”