SUMMARY BY WEST COAST SLIPPERS (ghostwritten by East Coast Slippers): This episode hits on three main points: 1. We now know that Taiwan got it right. China lied to the world about the outbreak, and the World Health Organization is now doing China’s bidding and giving them cover as they try to avoid blame; 2. There may be a higher number of asymptomatic cases in the population than was previously thought and that is a good thing; and 3. China’s irresponsible permitting of so-called wet markets and general trade in wildlife is the cause of the pandemic and China should be held to account for its crimes.
In this episode we make reference to several news items:
EC mentions a nurse from L.A., Ms. D’neil Schmall, who is now in NYC. She gives an emotional account of her experiences in the trenches here.
The story of a Buffalo National Guard Unit that has trained in corpse recovery and is now deployed to NYC is told here.
A study showing more asymptomatic positives can be found here.
Also, from The New Yorker, “The Best-Case Scenario for Coronavirus Is That It’s Way More Infectious Than We Think.”
Also, from The Spectator, “COVID antibody test in German town shows 15 percent infection rate.”
Also, from New York Magazine, “Oxford Model: Coronavirus May Have Already Infected Half of U.K. Population.”
The L.A. Times article on Chinese wet markets is here.
The interview from vox.com with author Michael Lewis about the presidency as a risk management job is here.