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When it comes to COVID-19, experts urge caution in interpreting available data

Original post made on Apr 24, 2020

Stanford epidemiologists and infectious disease experts on Thursday offered perspectives on data related to the spread of the novel coronavirus and how the public should read them.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, April 24, 2020, 9:05 AM

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Posted by Sophie
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 24, 2020 at 12:47 pm

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Posted by @Sophie
a resident of Mountain View
on Apr 24, 2020 at 2:04 pm

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Georgia's governor is about to commit an act of insanity, and quite frankly, Gavin Newsom should do his best not to follow in Brian Kemp's footsteps.

Can we consider slowly opening up the economy again? Yes -- but ONLY when there are enough test are available to do an actual screening protocol. Until that happens -- no way.


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Posted by Sophie
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 24, 2020 at 5:58 pm

Bret Stephens in the NYT:

As of Friday, there have been more Covid-19 fatalities on Long Island’s Nassau County (population 1.4 million) than in all of California (population 40 million).
Yet Americans are being told they must still play by New York rules — with all the hardships they entail — despite having neither New York’s living conditions nor New York’s health outcomes. This is bad medicine, misguided public policy, and horrible politics.

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Posted by @Sophie
a resident of Mountain View
on Apr 24, 2020 at 7:38 pm

So your role today is to post illogical/badly supported [portion removed] articles?

Bret Stephens is the classic example of someone who is hired in a position well above his capabilities. The New York Times *really* flubbed it when they decided that they needed a conservative voice on their opinion page -- and hired Stephens.

I guess understanding why shelter in place in a COVID-19 hotspot such as Santa Clara County is beyond your means of understanding, "Sophie." But that's why we have officials such as Dr. Sarah Cody to do the heavy lifting in these times.


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Posted by Sophie
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 24, 2020 at 8:08 pm

A side effect of shutdowns:

"A new World Food Program analysis shows that as a result of COVID-19 an additional 130 million people “could be pushed to the brink of starvation by the end of 2020.”

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