COVID-19. Simple Arithmetic and ‘The Economy First Delusion’. PART 2.

I'd like to think that the most democratic countries have been the best at controlling COVID-19, but this would not be true, although there is no doubt that China did a great job at under reporting the severity of its outbreak, claiming that any suggestion that this was a ┬áproblem originating out of China as racist. There was little about the way China reported on its outbreak that would help other countries to prepare. In the U.K. by 8th April over 60,000 had tested positive for COVID-19, with more than 7,000 deaths as a result of the virus. At the…

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COVID-19. Simple Arithmetic and the ‘Economy First’ Delusion.

Although most of us now have some idea of how to behave in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, few of us understand how 'the thing' really operates, but we can still glean information from the freely available daily figures. Unfortunately, there are also a lot of politicians who don't understand the virus very well either, despite having access to expert advice and a lot more information. One wonders if perhaps they had spoken more regularly to immunologist rather than economist, whether things would be different now, standing as we are on the ┬ápandemic side of the infection - somewhere…

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