The COVID-19 ‘Unnarrative’
The afternoon prior to the first case reported in Pierce Co, WA being announced, I knew about it. The source was a well-respected individual in the medical community. At that moment, several points were made by this individual:
This was serious. It was highly infectious and already known that the incubation period was long – long enough to spread exponentially faster than anything prior. That the effect on the human body was devastating.
A bad case of the flu would have you in the hospital for a week or two. COVID-19 would put you there for up to 11 weeks.
The concern has never been the mortality rate. I was told, as part of that conversation, that it was going to be about 3%. The fear was always in overwhelming the system, because, as it was put, this country’s healthcare system was not capable of handling something like this.
His final words: