Covid2019: 02/23/2020 Excellent piece on how to tell people something they probably don’t want to hear. Problem is, few politicians and regulators have the stomach to make that call (‘what if I’m wrong?’) See embedded link. The primary job of governmental agencies is to minimize panic, which disrupts the supply-side ability of stores to stock
Monthly Archives: February 2020
Covid-2019: 02/19/20 We’ve got this thing under control. That’s why we’re building 19 more hospitals. China announced it will build 19 more field hospitals in Wuhan. That doesn’t make any sense when they keep saying this is slowing down. Mama Mia! Italy orders mass closures after coronavirus cases quadruple. Officials ordered schools, public buildings, restaurants
I’ve been building a database of potential agents (drugs, botanical, supplements and foods) that have some evidence basis behind their use as antivirals against the novel coronavirus. The online database can be accessed here.
CoVD2019: 02/09/2020 And in today’s bad news. ‘Initially, the basic reproductive number, R0, was estimated to be 2.2 to 2.7. Here we provide a new estimate of this quantity… Integrating these estimates and high-resolution real-time human travel and infection data with mathematical models, we estimated that the number of infected individuals during early epidemic double