Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Dr. Mike Hansen declares this outbreak a pandemic

Dr. Mike Hansen says the World Health Organization has "a credibility problem," which is why he's leapfrogging WHO to declare that the COVID-19 outbreak is, by his lights, a full-on pandemic. In the following video, Dr. Mike lays out his case for why he thinks we're now in pandemic mode; much of the problem relates to cases that have recently shown up in Italy.

Well, if nothing else, I'm thankful that I live in an era of real-time updates. I'd rather have the stressful knowledge than the blissful ignorance. Here's Dr. Mike:

As Styx has been saying all along: prep accordingly.

1 comment:

John Mac said...

Scary times, regardless. I was thinking of the impact on the businesses down in Anjeong-ri with all the soldiers confined to base or quarters. So far that's just recommended for civilians but I'm so glad I'm not there having to deal with these issues, professionally or personally.

Not much being said lately in the PI, hard to believe there have not been more cases given the large number of Chinese and Koreans in country. The government has stopped allowing visits to Korea, but that seems ineffective to me. Anyway, like you, I'm just going to wait and see what happens. Nothing much I can do about it anyway. I have next to no confidence that the medical care here will be anywhere close to adequate. Am I strong enough to survive? Time will tell...