After the fire: envisioning Vermont’s post-pandemic future - Seven Days

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"Gov. Phil Scott has compared the outbreak to a forest fire. Regular testing of the potentially infected "will allow us to spot those embers early," he has said, and contact tracing by public health officials will enable us "to surround it in order to contain it." How long the fire will smolder is anybody's guess. When it's finally extinguished, will it have taken the forest with it? Or will it have cleared the underbrush and opened the canopy, allowing the trees that remain to grow taller and stronger?"



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