To lock down or not to lock down? An evidence-based approach to anti-covid measures

[image: False-color transmission electron microscope image of coronavirus, Wikipedia]

As you might have noticed, we have been in the middle of a pandemic for about nine months now. There has been much talk, and much controversy, about what does and does not work to counter the spread of the covid-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) inducing agent, known as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).