What Next? Attention Slowly Turns to the Mother of All Coronavirus Questions

The fight against the coronavirus has paralyzed society and the economy. Lockdown measures are fine for the short term, but they threaten to rapidly destroy the economy and erode our existing social order. What should the next steps be?
Frankfurt's skyline: Is Easter too soon to begin lifting anti-coronavirus measures?

Frankfurt's skyline: Is Easter too soon to begin lifting anti-coronavirus measures?

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A package delivery truck in Munich: The measures adopted to stem the spread of the virus carry a high societal and economic cost.

A package delivery truck in Munich: The measures adopted to stem the spread of the virus carry a high societal and economic cost.

LUKAS BARTH-TUTTAS / EPA-EFE / SHUTTERSTOCK
A drive-in testing site in Saarbrücken: Germany's health minister is looking around the world for best practices.

A drive-in testing site in Saarbrücken: Germany's health minister is looking around the world for best practices.

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The crisis-response center at Germany's Foreign Ministry: "The numbers don't yet allow for a clear prognosis."

The crisis-response center at Germany's Foreign Ministry: "The numbers don't yet allow for a clear prognosis."

BERND VON JUTRCZENKA / DPA
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