I’m not sure we need, or even want, a Manhattan Project for coronavirus. Explicitly:
- We may well learn enough about the virus to mount an effective public health strategy without it; and
- There are substantive liberty risks in each of the three phases of the approach: test, trace and isolate.
Still, the full-speed-ahead, let-not-a-single-child-suffer crowd, may find some comfort in knowing that a comprehensive technocratic solution is feasible.