Coronavirus unfolds, the world wakes up

Finally, some action happening around the world. Australia has banned gatherings over 500, but for some reason gatherings of 1500 small humans on a daily basis are still fine. Admittedly short humans (of the young sort) don’t get as deadly sick, but they still spread it, and generally go back each day to houses with people who are at risk. Homeschooling is now on an exponential growth, and it isn’t the end of the world. Ireland has closed schools, as has Greece (a lot of countries, can someone do a list? )

John Campbell always does a good summary. Sensible. h/t to the person weeks ago who first linked him in. I’m trying to find that comment.

The fatalism that says “we have to catch this” is killing people.

Let’s aim higher.

Anyone who thinks this is still like the flu — check the situation on the ground in the ICU wards of Italy from the doc who manages them.

 

On the plus side there is a lot you can do to avoid this virus. It is not a fait accomplit.  Stay out of its way. Stay home. Order online, avoid crowds. Wash hands, don’t touch faces. […]

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March 13, 2020 at 01:39AM

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