Friedman calls for a sustainable strategy to maximize lives and livelihoods with a moral/ethical trade-off. Because if you are all focused on lives, mother nature will kill every job; and if all you are focused on jobs, she will kill as many lives as she can.
Then he touches on how we are reacting on the COVID-19 situation -
- Chinese model - complete lockdown
- Swedish model - partial lockdown, natural hard immunity
- US model - tired of lockdown, opening up before it's safe