Myron Cohen, MD, director of the UNC Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases, co-authored an opinion piece with University of Washington colleague Lawrence Corey, MD, based on their decades-long research on prevention and treatment of HIV.
Myron Cohen, MD, the Yeargan-Bate Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, and Epidemiology, and Director of the UNC Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases, co-authored an editorial for titled “Combination prevention for COVID-19,” which can be read in full at Science Magazine.
Here is an excerpt:
“HIV has taught us that multiple concomitant prevention strategies are essential. Behavioral changes to reduce SARS-CoV-2 spread must be accepted as the ‘new normal.’ The COVID-19 toolbox must include safe and effective interventions whose values have been proven through robust scientific methods honed over decades. Ongoing research in each prevention domain must be sustained. We simply cannot depend on any single ‘magic bullet.'”