This means the coronavirus shows no symptoms that would alert people to quarantine/isolate themselves from the rest of the healthy community. This
very remarkable property of the virus is essentially why it was considered to be a 'global pandemic'.
Also, it is worth noting that coronavirus is most contagious before and during the first week of symptoms.
Despite my criticisms, I have generally felt that our public health officials have done a reasonable job. I’d give them something in the C+ to B range. This grade does not include the colossal testing failure, which I suspect was thanks to bureaucrats who we may discover are not public health people at all. But there is another major test that has been failed, and this one is squarely in the laps of our ‘expert’ health officials.
This failure concerns masks.
We have known for a very, very, very long time that masks have great potential to curb the spread … continue reading...
Things are moving fast right now. Last night, Trump shut down travel from the EU and enacted a number of other measures designed to soften the blow to one’s finances if one were quarantined or one’s business was impacted. These latter measures signal to me that they are laying the groundwork for a broader use of stricter, more intrusive measures, such as involuntary quarantines, or perhaps even mass lock-downs such as what we saw in the whole country of Italy last week.
No one should be surprised by these things. Certainly not, if you have been reading my blog.
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