Spreading Death and Doubt

Coved-19 crisis is a chance to do capitalism differently Government has the upper hand for the first time in a generation. It must seize the moment
l3/18/20 https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/mar/18/the-covid-19-crisi...

A Global Pandemic Exercise
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Event 201 in a 3.5-hour pandemic exercise October 18, 2019, with15 global business, government, and public health leader players in a simulation exercise that consisted of pre-recorded news broadcasts, live “staff” briefings, and moderated discussions on specific topics... carefully designed in a compelling narrative ....highlighted unresolved real-world policy and economic issues that could be solved with sufficient political will, financial investment, and attention...

CoronaVirus: Time for Global Unity
2/29/20 https://www.veteransnewsreport.com/author/admin/

Coronavirus Crisis Exposes Cracks in China's Facade of Unity

As coronavirus spreads, so do doubts about America’s ability to meet the moment
As the coronavirus ]
Almost 100 years after the 1918 influenza pandemic, China experienced its largest, most widespread epidemic of human infections with avian influenza A (H7N9), the influenza virus with the greatest pandemic potential of all influenza viruses assessed to date by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Influenza Risk Assessment Tool historical review describes how China was affected by the 1918, 1958, 1968, and 2009 influenza pandemics, records milestones in China’s capacity to detect and respond to influenza threats, and identifies remaining challenges for pandemic preparedness. This review suggests that past influenza pandemics have improved China’s national capabilities such that China has become a global leader in influenza detection and response. Further enhancing China’s pandemic preparedness to address remaining challenges requires government commitment and increased investment in China’s public health and healthcare systems. Author Affiliations

WHO urges global unity in fight against coronavirus outbreak ...
WHO director general, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said“ Make no mistake, this is an emergency in China not yet become a global health emergency. It may yet become one.” The U.S. World Health Organization, WHO, urges global unity in fight against coronavirus outbreak... called on the global community to work together to fight the new coronavirus that is causing an ... These are perilous times.

We're not going back to normal
Social distancing is here to stay for much more than a few weeks. It will upend our way of life, in some ways forever.
3/17/20 by Gideon Lichfield MIT Technology Review Journalism
...To stop coronavirus we will need to radically change almost everything we do: how we work, exercise, socialize, shop, manage our health, educate our kids, take care of family members...we want things to go back to normal quickly. But what most of us have probably not yet realized—yet will soon—is that things won’t go back to normal after a few weeks, or even a few months. Some things never will.
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Containment — the attempt to limit spread of a virus and even eliminate it — has failed.
3/17/20 By John M. Barry author of “The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History.”

Digest: important links to US pandemic history
H1N1 Links: Political, Medical, Military Chronology in Context