The Politics of Disease and Coronavirus

I do have limited training in public health since I spent over a decade as a medic. Mind you, it hardly makes me an expert. It provides me with enough knowledge to detect unnecessary fear when I watch media coverage. It also makes me follow the experts. These would be the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control.

At this point, both expect a global pandemic with COVID-19. This is hardly a recipe for panic, though that is happening. Why? Partly this is a new virus that crossed from animals to humans. It is a zoonotic virus, and these happen…



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