The following is basic medical knowledge backed by science, and I’ve linked the science for you. Very little of this is new; the concepts have been around for quite a while now, and we’ve spent decades refining our knowledge. Most is not a matter for discussion; it is factual rather than opinion, and should be treated as such. (more…)
Here’s what is meant by mitigating and flattening the curve.
COVID-19 has between a 5 and 20% hospitalization rate for severe symptoms. If it infected as many people in the U.S. as influenza we would be looking at a minimum of 1.7 million people in need of hospitalization — and not just for a few days.
No country in the world is prepared to take on this kind of caseload quickly.(more…)