There has been a lot of hype surrounding the Coronavirus Covid 19 and it is disconcerting to see schools close and high visibility sports venues like the NBA and NHL postpone their activities.
So what’ the big deal? Isn’t this just like every other flu?
Actually, it does turn out to be a bigger deal than it seemed on the surface. One of the best sources of good information as vs hype on the internet can be found at https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-act-today-or-people-will-die-f4d3d9cd99ca. This website claims to have received 21 million views in the lat 48 hours.
1) Coronavirus grows at an exponential rate unless interrupted,
2) The website shows graphs of what has happened to nations all around the world and gives the reasons for the rate of growth or decline of the virus for each. Different areas of the world have reacted differently to the threat and have had different consequences, some far worse than others.
3) The website also explains the underlying assumptions made by the medical community on the data being used to track infections, mortality, rate of growth etc. We didn’t know what we were dealing with before, but now we’re starting to be able to make conclusions and find answers.
4) Most viruses die out in Summer. The hope for the Northern Hemisphere is that we’ll be able to keep things under wraps for long enough for it to die out when Summer comes and that may buy us enough time to get further down the road to finding a cure. However, countries in the Southern Hemisphere, such as Australia and large parts of Africa, will be entering the cold months just as the virus hits.
Hang in there, hopefully this will be of short duration and we can all get back to Seeking out the records of our Ancestors in a big way.