Mon, 27 April 2020
The Czech Republic responded quickly and decisively to the coronavirus pandemic, enforcing social distancing and masking, doing infection testing early and widely. By all reports, people complied with the government’s directions and it worked. Last week, the Czechs carefully began loosening restraints, part of a plan of every-two-weeks chances to loosen more or – if the infection rate comes back – to tighten things down. David Weiss, the Chair of the Journalism Department at the University of New Mexico has lived through the whole process in Prague.