COVID-19: Viral Politics, Viral Economics, Viral Healthcare


Everywhere there is a mixture of growing apprehension, divergent opinions, and outright confusion and fear. If the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center's interactive map is accurate, there are currently 716,101 cases of COVID-19 worldwide, 33,854 deaths and 149,071 recovered, as I write this on Sunday March 29th, a mortality rate of 4.7%.

I simply don't believe it. The "true" number of infections, that includes asymptomatic carriers, will be much higher as testing rolls out. It is thought that as many as 50-75% of those infected with SARS-COV-2 are asymptomatic. Why do some people have no or mild symptoms and subsequently recover and others require ventilators as a matter of life and death? We need data, data, data.

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