Why We Shouldn’t Hope COVID-19 Is Seasonal Like The Flu

There's an excellent video discussion on 538 entitled Why We Shouldn’t Hope COVID-19 Is Seasonal Like The Flu that I recommend everyone play.

Here's a few lines that stood out for me.

"It's not an individual risk problem as it is a collective risk problem. The problem is not whether you will recover. The problem is whether you spread it to somebody who doesn't."

The video explains the virus does not go away in warm weather. Rather, it lessens but intensifies in the opposite hemisphere, then comes back. There are other issues related to humidity that scientists do not quite understand. For example, near the equator viruses can persist at the same strength near round. It is the temperate zones that are cyclical.

Please click on the above link and play the video.

Lockdown in Spain

What About France?

US vs Europe

Massachusetts Coronavirus Cluster

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Social Distancing

Denmark Closes Border

Meanwhile ... in LA

Meanwhile ... in the US

Expect Hospital Beds in the US to Fill

Meanwhile ... In the Dallas Ft Worth Airport

Screening is pure useless bullsheet.

Meanwhile ... At Chicago O'hare Airport

Meanwhile ... in Ft Lauderdale

Meanwhile ... at the "Mar-a-Lago Petri dish”

But Hey

But hey, please keep your social distancing. Especially at crowded airports where it is impossible.

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