Dealing with COVID-19: the hammer and the dance

22 April 2020

After the press conference last Tuesday, we now know that the restrictions on our lives will only be slightly lifted in an attempt to slowly and carefully return to something we once called ‘normal life’. The Netherlands is also choosing an approach that epidemiologists are calling ‘the hammer and the dance’. The term was coined in a much-cited article by Thomas Pueyo, a prolific health writer, which was published on the online platform Medium in March.