Half Of America Could Get COVID-19

A new report has declared that half of America could get Covid-19 according to AFP.

Between 70 to 150 million people in the United States could eventually be infected with the novel coronavirus, according to a projection shared with Congress, a lawmaker said Thursday.

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib made the remarks during a hearing of the House of Representatives with members of the president’s coronavirus task force, confirming earlier reports by US media outlets including Axios and NBC News.

“Congress’s attending physician told the Senate that he expects between 70 to 150 million people to eventually contract the coronavirus in the United States,” Tlaib said.

Axios had reported that doctor Brian Monahan conveyed the projection to Senate senior staff on Tuesday, telling them they should prepare for the worst and offering advice on how to remain healthy. (source)

I do not have much to say about this, as a lot has been mentioned about the disease.

Rather, I want to watch (a) how serious the spread is and (b) the public reaction to it.

I do not want to promote reactionary behavior. I do want an honest assessment of the situation, which we do not have right now because we really do not know what is happening.

For now, the best rule seems to be to:

-Avoid big crowds
-Stay at home
-Simplify one’s necessary time spent out

All things pass, even bad ones. Rather, it is for now to see how the effects of this disease plays out, and to seek the best for all people within the context.

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