Why blanket 14-day quarantines may be causing more harm than good

Chris McKay, a mother of Reuters photographer Hannah McKay, carries a plate of dinner for her daughter out of the kitchen into the back garden of her home, where her daughter stays in a tent overnight, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Coventry, Britain May 13, 2020. Hannah McKay had the opportunity to travel north to cover medical workers in the cities of Blackburn and Burnley and divided the six-hour journey into two parts, sleeping in a tent in her parents' garden in Coventry before setting off the next morning. "I couldn't go in the front door, I couldn't go in the house and we couldn't hug," she recalled. REUTERS/Hannah McKay     SEARCH "COVID-19 BIRTH UK" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. - RC2DSG9AC6LZ

A case by case basis may be a more effective way of managing lockdown and quarantines. Image: REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Peter Singer
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