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General News    H4'ed 3/26/20

The Fog of Pandemic: All the Coronavirus Statistics Are Flawed- by Derek Thompson, The Atlantic

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Read this import article. 'Many of us have heard of “the fog of war,” It refers to the idea that war is often conducted in a haze of uncertainty: when soldiers don't fully understand either their enemy’s threat or their own capacity to combat it.What we’re experiencing now is the fog of pandemic. The officials tracking COVID-19 are swimming in statistics: infection rates, case-fatality ratios, economic data. But in these early stages of the fight against the coronavirus, these figures each have their own particular limitations. We are already seeing how, in the haze of confusing data, political leaders are trying to marshal that uncertainty to override the advice of public-health experts. Indeed, President Donald Trump seems eager to seize on anything that can justify his push to reopen public life in mid-April, perhaps while daily cases are still increasing.'  

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