How the Pandemic Will End
March 27, 2020 at 7:01 AM - Views: 119 #293378
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This comes with Will Pitt’s highest recommendation.
The U.S. may end up with the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the industrialized world. This is how it’s going to play out.
<<snip>>White House is a ghost town of scientific expertise. A pandemic-preparedness office that was part of the National Security Council was dissolved in 2018. On January 28, Luciana Borio, who was part of that team, urged the government to “act now to prevent an American epidemic,” and specifically to work with the private sector to develop fast, easy diagnostic tests. But with the office shuttered, those warnings were published in The Wall Street Journal, rather than spoken into the president’s ear. Instead of springing into action, America sat idle.
Rudderless, blindsided, lethargic, and uncoordinated, America has mishandled the COVID-19 crisis to a substantially worse degree than what every health expert I’ve spoken with had feared. “Much worse,” said Ron Klain, who coordinated the U.S. response to the West African Ebola outbreak in 2014. “Beyond any expectations we had,” said Lauren Sauer, who works on disaster preparedness at Johns Hopkins Medicine. “As an American, I’m horrified,” said Seth Berkley, who heads Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. “The U.S. may end up with the worst outbreak in the industrialized world.” <<snip>>
March 27, 2020 at 7:24 AM #293391
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US number 1 in the world with 83836 cases at 5:27PM PST blowing right past Italy & China at the same time. Saw a tweet where someone mistakenly wrote ‘American Exponentialism’ instead of ‘exceptionalism’ but it fits with exponential virus growth rate. The world knows, & hopefully a lot more US-eans know now, that exceptionalism was always a myth. We’ve officially reached failed state shithole country status.
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March 27, 2020 at 7:34 AM #293399
March 27, 2020 at 7:49 AM #293407
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Our infections are soaring largely due to testing catching up to the spread, but so far not our death rates. It’s still 1.5%. That’s on par with South Korea.
Spain is 7%, Italy 10%, UK is 5%, and China 4%.
Now maybe our death rate will go up, but it’s been stable now since we’ve been tracking the cases.
This site lists the mortality rate by country, if you are curious….
March 27, 2020 at 8:10 AM #293417
March 27, 2020 at 11:33 AM #293486
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But I fear that it will really rise when we surpass the capacity of the hospitals. It would be really awesome if that doesn’t happen but I think it’s coming in the next couple weeks.
March 27, 2020 at 11:58 AM #293488
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was 3.48% as of this afternoon. Right around what other parts of the world are seeing, and right at the 3-4% range predicted. And hospitals here are yet to be overwhelmed. Granted the vast majority are over 60 with underlying health issues.
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