Well, it tells us that Fauci, the expert, isn’t convinced. My own reading of the primary literature is perfectly consistent with that.
If Joshua had changed his opinion of Fauci in the last nine days, wouldn’t he have written something to that effect?
We’ve known that since January. In February, I was traveling and subject to far more health surveillance in Asia than I did upon my return to the US on March 20 (zero). Why has the US government done so little?
I was not asking about Fauci. I was asking about drugs that are being used by several Doctors including a patient I know in California to treat the disease. I know the treatment is controversial but I also know @swamidass will change his opinion based on data. I thought he might have insight beyond news and internet searches.
This is a very good question and I hope the leaders are learning from other countries like S Korea that have more experience with pandemics as @faded_Glory video illustrated. I learned from the video that masks can protect you.
Thanks, Randy, but it’s entirely motivated by self-interest and concern for my loved ones and friends.
My hopes, which don’t seem to appear often in the popular press, are 1) that the virus evolves to become less pathogenic and 2) that the antibody testing eventually shows that many of us were infected by small doses without knowing it and will be (at least partially) immune when the next wave hits.
You realize that all we are getting from Fauci is public positioning statements don’t you? I have heard many claims from doctors that they believe that the drugs HCQ and Z are effective. This is interesting but anecdotal. It is being widely used in Spain and Italy at this point. Several doctors are using it off label in the US.
NJ was pretty early in going to a complete stay at home order from the Governor - March 13. But the virus was already here and wide spread as most people work in NYC and got the virus there and brought it back to NJ everyday.