Let’s Remember That the Coronavirus Is Still a Mystery
The odd thing about reporting on the coronavirus is that the nonexperts are supremely confident in their predictions, while epidemiologists keep telling me that they don’t really know much at all.
“This is a novel virus, new to humanity, and nobody knows what will happen,” said Anne Rimoin, a professor of epidemiology at U.C.L.A.
Some of that epidemiological humility should seep into public discourse.
Some conservatives scoffed that the coronavirus was like the flu, which was utterly wrong. Some liberals foresaw a disastrous outbreak when Jerry Falwell Jr. kept Liberty University open this spring, and that never happened. Viruses are complicated.
It has now been more than three weeks since Georgia started reopening, and there hasn’t been the abrupt statewide surge …continued .
[Source: New York Times]