I don’t think the Coronavirus is a hoax, a joke or not to be taken seriously. Maybe at first, we had reason to be skeptical after we got bad information from China & the WHO. Especially after MERS, Sars and Ebola were hyped up and turned out to be a nothing burger, but not anymore.
I pay attention to what infectious disease experts say about the Coronavirus and I don’t want to “fire” Fauci or get deeply suspicious of Bill Gates talking about a “vaccine.” If anyone can come up with a vaccine that is proven to work, whether it’s Bill Gates or anyone else, I’m interested in taking it. Additionally, I don’t assume that there are any miracle cures out there. Drugs like hydroxychloroquine, remdesivir, kevsara & baricitinib could turn out to be game-changers or flops. We just don’t know yet.
We also don’t know if the virus will largely fade away over the summer, whether we’ll be able to eventually develop a herd immunity or whether there will EVER be a vaccine. There may not be. Once you dig into the statistics, if you have a basic idea of what you are doing, you will realize that we don’t even know what percentage of the American people have the virus, what percentages of Americans are infected without symptoms or even what the Coronavirus mortality rate is. Even the total number of people killed by the Coronavirus is up for debate (although we can say with certainty a significant number have died) since thousands of people nationwide have been assumed to have died from it without testing.
Here’s what we do know. If the goal of the lockdowns was to “flatten the curve,” we have succeeded. The chances of anywhere else in the United States having an outbreak like New York/New Jersey at this point are practically nil because of the unique conditions in NYC/NJ.