Some eye-opening stuff there. Not sure about the accuracy of everything
in the first link above. The assertion that asymptomatic Covid-19
people are not infectious seems to be in dispute. Most sites seem to
say it is unknown.
If the only way yo get Covid-19 is prolonged exposure to droplets in the
air, I wouldn't have gotten it.
OTOH, the media is confused as usual. They are shocked (shocked!) that
cases went up as states relaxes the restrictions as if anybody thought
that wouldn't happen, missing entirely the point that we are trading to
optimize the trade-off between a damaged socio-economic environment and
I did not know you had caught COVID--I hope you have made a complete
Don't know who our pathologist is. Apparently Trump needs to
acknowledge that decreased testing does not mean fewer cases.
The numbers I've read indicate that up to 30% of patients with a
positive test are asymptomatic or "pre-symptomatic". As testing
increases, death rates should come down--that should be self-evident.
I've heard differing opinions as to just whom should be tested. Still,
in most countries the mortality seems to be between 2 and 5 % of cases.
The true mortality has been estimated as on the order of 0.1%; the
discrepancy apparently due to the fact that symptomatic patients are
tested at a much higher rate.
Dr. Littell's letter very much holds a minority opinion among the
sources I've seen. In a month or so things may look different; I
certainly hope his optimism is warranted.