Note: This thread is related to #Coronavirus #COVID19

Follow the World Health Organization's instructions to reduce your risk of infection:

1/ Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.

2/ When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue - throw issue away immediately and wash hands.

3/ Avoid close contact with anyone that has fever and cough.

Ramez Naam+ Your Authors @ramez Books: Nexus Series / The Infinite Resource. Faculty @SingularityU. Energy, climate, & innovation wonk. Optimist. Mar. 18, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

The coronavirus testing bottleneck appears to be on the verge of ending (at least if you're near one of the 200 labs that will be able to run one of these tests).  https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/16/thermo-fisher-ships-coronavirus-tests-aims-to-make-5-million-per-week.html?recirc=taboolainternal  (1/4)

As tests get out across the US, we're going to see coronavirus numbers skyrocket. This is going to reflect testing catching up to the hidden truth: There are already tens of thousands of cases of coronavirus in the US, if not more. (2/4)

This skyrocketing case count is going to be scary. But it's necessary. Once we can actually test for the covid19, we can start to trace cases, isolate those who've been exposed, and get a grip on this thing. (3/4)

Our failure to have widespread testing for the past several weeks is the result of breathtaking negligence and incompetence. Don't freak out as the new numbers come in. We're simply illuminating the problem that exists. We can only combat what we can actually see. (4/4)


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