Thunderblack1984 wrote: ↑
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:09 am
I could be in the minority but I think this is being blown way way way out of wack. Granted everyone is entitled to their opinion. I've seen enough false reporting, testing issues, and fear being spread. Hospitals and tents are empty guys not full. I've seen proof and also have family working at hospitals getting laid off. Covid has been around for a while now and the media weaponized it.
Thunderblack1984, I am no expert on US media, but I am an ID specialist, PhD, and coauthor on the Danish COVID-19 Rx guidelines. I have spent the past months working day and night, 7 days a week - seeing COVID patients in clinic, doing ward rounds, ICU rounds, writing guidelines, and giving many COVID lectures to hospital staff.....the few spare minutes and hours that I do have, I take pleasure in reading about my hobby and I have stolen an hour or two to go fish alone in local streams and rivers.
I myself am 41 years of age and I have been fortunate to avoid COVID so far. Some of my colleagues have not been so fortunate. Some have had few symptoms and some who are my age have been to hospital for several days.
It is not good to hear that your family members have gotten laid off. However, I am happy to hear that your hospitals and tents are empty - I hope it stays that way.
I also hope that you realise the seriousness of the situation. If you do not fully grasp what is going on then listen to the main US authorities on the matter, e.g. CDC, Anthony Fauci etc., and trust that they have an idea. Pick a few smart people and listen to what they say to remove all the noise. Suggestions below.
If you want to read more on how COVID could potentially hit the US in a “do nothing” scenario then read papers by N. Ferguson and the Imperial College COVID response team. Take a look at the figures in this report on page 7, 8 and 10.
https://www.imperial.ac.uk/media/imperi ... 3-2020.pdf
Note, these are mathematical models - models, not facts - but certainly not guesswork either. In fact, Fergusons group have been pretty spot on with many of their predictions until this day.
If you really want to dive in, read all of Fergusons reports, and perhaps take a look at the work of some of the people he has worked with over the years, e.g. Miguel Hernan and Marc Lipsitch - epidemiologists and professors at Harvard and some of the smartest people I have met. They are not the media and they are not weaponizing anything...
Thankfully, the US and Trump is doing something, and your tents may remain empty. It will cost a lot of $ and people getting laid of work to keep tents empty, but the alternative is worse.