Wednesday, March 11, 2020

WHO declares a pandemic. About damn time!

via Washington Post.
The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared coronavirus a pandemic, reflecting concern from WHO that countries aren’t working quickly and aggressively enough to contain the virus.

“We are deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity and by the alarming levels of inaction,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.

The declaration came as the number of known novel coronavirus cases surpassed 120,000 worldwide. In the United States, where more than 30 people have been killed by the coronavirus, the total number of cases has doubled in a matter of days, surpassing 1,000 late Tuesday.

The White House is considering moving all of Europe to a Level 3 travel advisory, discouraging all nonessential travel to those regions, according to two people with knowledge of the discussions.

Depending on the severity of this thing, we could experience a society changing event.

Time will tell on that issue.

What I'm positive of is that the Director General will be vilified in history. This should have been declared weeks ago.  Quite honestly in my opinion he chose money over lives.

My hope.

We take the pain now.  Suffer the effects for a month while we do the hard thing and get to the other side of this thing by May.

That's my hope.

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