Coronavirus: The Quest for Solutions – Profs. Uri Alon and Ron Milo



In this videoconference hosted by Weizmann Canada, Profs. Uri Alon and Ron Milo present their bioinformatics-based exit strategy, which Prof. Milo describes as “‘biology by the numbers’ meets the coronavirus.”

Recognizing that leaving confinement does have a risk for continuing to spread infection, the Alon and Milo strategy is based on exploiting a vulnerability of COVID: its latency period. Thus, their “intermittent work” approach has low-risk people working four days, then in lockdown for 10 – a strategy that should prevent resurgence and offer part-time economic activity.