The Coronavirus’s Unique Threat to the South [theatlantic.com]

 

More young people in the South seem to be dying from COVID-19. Why?

In a matter of weeks, the coronavirus has gone from a novel, distant threat to an enemy besieging cities and towns across the world. The burden of COVID-19 and the economic upheaval wrought by the measures to contain it feel epochal. Humanity now has a common foe, and we will grow increasingly familiar with its face.

Yet plenty of this virus’s aspects remain unknown. The developing wisdom—earned the hard way in Wuhan, Washington, and Italy—has been that older people and sicker people are substantially more likely to suffer severe illness or die from COVID-19 than their younger, healthier counterparts. Older people are much more likely than young people to have lung disease, kidney disease, hypertension, or heart disease, and those conditions are more likely to transform a coronavirus infection into something nastier. But what happens when these assumptions don’t hold up, and the young people battling the pandemic share the same risks?

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Carey Sipp the numbers and hype do not add up. Something smells fishy.  People on the ground are not seeing the people lining up at hospitals .  This is some drill for emergency made to look authentic.  I am not saying the virus is not real and killing people but the rhetoric and reality do not match.  

https://youtu.be/5pIMD1enwd4

 

 

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