Late yesterday, the US officially declared coronavirus a “national health emergency”.
Some are starting to claim that it’s “too late” to do anything to stop the spread of coronavirus.
Well, even if it’s too late to stop it, we may still be able to slow the spread substantially.
The latest numbers from China may be offering our first hope of that. At ~12,000, they are our first sign the virus may no longer be spreading at a geometric rate.
China’s quarantine efforts may be starting to pay off. (Or, we may just be getting bad data. It’s simply too early to tell.)
Yes, it’s important to prepare for coronavirus to arrive in your community. That’s just prudent given what we know right now.
But don’t lose hope. We all have a role to play in limiting the damage this outbreak can cause.