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    Why this Nobel laureate predicts a quicker coronavirus recovery: 'We're going to be f

    Why this Nobel laureate predicts a quicker coronavirus recovery: 'We're going to be fine'

    I think this guy is right, although for different reasons. But it is some good news shinning through the gloom and doom offered by the politicians and "media."

    Michael Levitt, a Nobel laureate and Stanford biophysicist, began analyzing the number of COVID-19 cases worldwide in January and correctly calculated that China would get through the worst of its coronavirus outbreak long before many health experts had predicted.Now he foresees a similar outcome in the United States and the rest of the world.


    While many epidemiologists are warning of months, or even years, of massive social disruption and millions of deaths, Levitt says the data simply don't support such a dire scenario — especially in areas where reasonable social distancing measures are in place.


    "What we need is to control the panic," he said. In the grand scheme, "we're going to be fine."


    Here's what Levitt noticed in China: On Jan. 31, the country had 46 new deaths due to the novel coronavirus, compared with 42 new deaths the day before.


    Although the number of daily deaths had increased, the rate of that increase had begun to ease off. Essentially, although the car was still speeding up, it was not accelerating as rapidly as before.


    “This suggests that the rate of increase in number of the deaths will slow down even more over the next week,” Levitt wrote in a report he sent to friends Feb. 1 that was widely shared on Chinese social media. And soon, he predicted, the number of deaths would be decreasing every day.
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    I’ll bet more people have had a heart attack worrying about whether they’re going to die of the virus than have actually died from it.








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