You’re Likely to Get the Coronavirus

You’re Likely to Get the Coronavirus

Among all the articles on the Coronavirus that fought for my attention this week, I found this from The Atlantic the most insightful. The gist:

Within the coming year, 40 to 70 percent of people around the world could be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19.

It’s likely that many people will have mild disease, or not even show symptoms.

The most likely outcome of this outbreak is a new seasonal disease. «Cold and flu season» could become «Cold and flu and COVID-19 season.»

Key takeaway at the very end: «Ultimately some pandemic responses will require opening borders, not closing them. The disease must be seen as everyone’s problem.»

From Weekly Filet #291, in February 2020.

💔 Some older links might be broken — that's the state of the web, sadly. If you find one, ping me.

Make sense of what matters, today and for the future.

Every Friday, carefully curated recommendations on what to read, watch and listen to. Trusted by thousands of curious minds, since 2011.

Undecided? Learn more | Peek inside