In Case You’re Not Worried Enough About Coronavirus

Liz Specht at StatNews with some back of the envelope math about healthcare resources:

Individuals and governments seem not to be fully grasping the magnitude and near-inevitability of the national and global systemic burden we’re facing. We’re witnessing the abject refusal of many countries to adequately respond or prepare. Even if the risk of death for healthy individuals is very low, it’s insensible to mock decisions like canceling events, closing workplaces, or stocking up on prescription medications as panicked overreaction. These measures are the bare minimum we should be doing to try to shift the peak — to slow the rise in cases so health care systems are less overwhelmed.

https://www.statnews.com/2020/03/10/simple-math-alarming-answers-covid-19/

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