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Sunday, April 26, 2020

The emergence of severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has offered the world a crash course in modern epidemiology, starting with lessons in case detection and exponential growth. It has also reminded scientists of the challenges of communicating effectively during uncertainty. The current pandemic has no parallel in modern history, but the new virus is following rules common to other pathogens. Principles derived from influenza virus infections and other infectious diseases offer confidence for two predictions: SARS-CoV-2 is probably here to stay, and the high transmission rate will continue to force a choice between widespread infection and social disruption, at least until a vaccine is available.



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Nice post. Thanks.

#1 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-04-24 05:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Was wondering if this would get any play.

Might be a little too technical.

#2 | Posted by jpw at 2020-04-25 03:52 PM | Reply

"continue to force a choice between widespread infection and social disruption"

Spoiler Alert:
Widespread infection is gonna win.
The Invisible Hand doesn't only spread wealth around, it also spreads disease.
Ask Pocahontas Warren if you don't believe me.

So much winning!

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-25 04:52 PM | Reply

FTA: "Four lineages of coronaviruses already circulate in humans"

This makes me wonder about those antibody tests.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-25 04:54 PM | Reply

"Populations have long differed in their formal and informal support for infection control, for example, whether people who feel ill wear face masks or can easily stay at home."

America fails on both of those.

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-25 05:01 PM | Reply

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