COVID-19: too little, too late?

I had to post a couple of pieces on Covid-19, not my words but those who are far more eloquent than me. I doubt anyone will read these but it made me feel better to share them.

Worth reading and considering. I have received half a dozen emails today trying to sell me “stuff”, from courses to scanners, using the epidemic/pandemic as an excuse – most of them are only fit for the Desperate Marketing column of Private Eye.

I wanted to read something better.

“So governments have to choose between public health and the economy.

This is, ultimately, the message of this Editorial in The Lancet:”

…..So far, evidence suggests that the colossal public health efforts of the Chinese Government have saved thousands of lives. High-income countries, now facing their own outbreaks, must take reasoned risks and act more decisively. They must abandon their fears of the negative short-term public and economic consequences that may follow from restricting public freedoms as part of more assertive infection control measures.

From the same source John Naughton :

Bill Gates on the coming pandemic

 

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