Welcome to Ron’s Tip of the Day. Throughout the week I will share a tip with you. This is an experiment in microblogging. Let me know how I’m doing. Today I am looking at Coronavirus.
Should we panic over Coronavirus?
According to experts, no. People in the media pushed the panic mode, but here in the United States we have relatively few cases when compared to other countries. The travel bans regarding China (Feb. 3, 2020) have slowed the spread into the United States. In fact there is evidence that the 2017 travel bans on China also slowed it down.
WHO has called it a pandemic. But it appears that the primary reason is the speed at which it spread. According to WHO only 3.4% of people with Coronavirus have died. That is extremely low compared to other diseases.
Is There a Cure?
Not yet. However, China and Italy have lockdowned and this is having an impact. Also, South Korea has taken a stance (economic, free stuff). Whether any of this is doable in America is yet to be seen.
Will there be a Cure?
Probably. And with the government’s ability to speed things up it could happen a lot sooner than suggested. Why? Because they can lift testing requirements or speed up trials. I’m certainly not an expert, but when government and industry work together, as they seem to be doing, things can happen fast.
What Should I Do?
Practice common sense. The government has already published guidelines for business, schools, home, and elderly care. These measures will help. And remember China, South Korea, and Italy are not as proactive as Americans regarding health. Neither is Europe.
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