I believe we have an extremely serious issue here. That statement is based on policies that are being implemented.
I’m pretty sure the experts use models that vary according to data entered. There’s probably a low estimate and a high one for infected, hospitalized, death . . .
My hope comes from realizing we can make conscious decisions that will affect those numbers.
We must manage this situation with a series of smart moves. Time will, of course, tell.
“Everything we do before a pandemic will seem alarmist. Everything we do after a pandemic will seem inadequate. This is the dilemma we face, but it should not stop us from doing what we can to prepare. We need to reach out to everyone with words that inform, but not inflame. We need to encourage everyone to prepare, but not panic.” — Michael O. Leavitt, 2007