Nobel laureates in economics, Esther Duflo and Abhijt Banerjee, in a column published in the newspaper “Le Monde” this Sunday defended the need to impose a strict restriction from December 1st to 20th to limit the effects of the second wave of coronavirus infections .
French-American Duflo and her husband Banerjee, who received the Nobel Prize in 2019, have warned that “it is obvious that the epidemic … is moving rapidly”. “The goal must be to protect the elderly and those with chronic diseases that are more numerous than you think,” they suggested.
A second article, published by seven doctors in Le Journal du Dimanche, calls for “drastic measures” on the government to prevent the second wave from being more severe than the first. In doing so, they defended the need to implement the mandatory use of a mask outside of the home.
“Businesses and schools shouldn’t close, but social distancing rules must be strictly enforced” in order to “get back to June levels in two or three weeks,” they said.