Prof Peter Hotez MD PhD+ Your Authors @PeterHotez Vaccine Scientist-Pediatrician-Author, Prof Dean @BCM_TropMed @TexasChildrens, Univ Prof @Baylor, Hagler Inst Advanced Study @TAMU, Founding Editor @PLOSNTDs Jun. 27, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

My takeaways from yesterday:

1. Denied massive resurgence, worse than April.
2. Minimized steep rise in 6/8 of our largest metro areas
3. Presented no roadmap, no epidemiologic models
4. Offered no plan for intervention
5. Offered no ideas
6. There will be no federal response

Here's what should happen:

1. They must decide whether they really care (Plan A)
2. Or if their plan is to just let this epidemic rip and leave it to the ethereal concept of herd immunity (Plan B)

Their message yesterday (which I doubt is true) is that they chose Plan B

Assuming A, now:
1. Acknowledge we face a public health crisis, maybe the worst in modern US history
2. Look at metro area models for SW affected cities:
LA Phoenix Austin Dallas San Antonio Houston
3. Model the interventions
4. Make a plan
5. Present it to the American people

Scheduled to go back on @CNN, around 10:15 AM Eastern to discuss with @VictorBlackwell

You can follow @PeterHotez.


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