This is by far the best comprehensive review regarding the pandemic that I have seen.
Dr. Ashish Jha is, among other things, Professor of Global Health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Director of the Harvard Global Health Institute.
The presentation is about an hour long but well worth the time (especially as most of us are hunkered down)
2 thoughts on “By Far The Best Current Assessment of the Pandemic”
“The chief executive of Fox News, Suzanne Scott, reacted swiftly to the threat of the coronavirus in late February: She ordered the bright, open new offices disinfected, installed hand sanitizer stations around the office and boldly canceled the company’s major ad sales event.
But her influence doesn’t extend to the most important part of Fox News: its programming in prime time.
There, for two crucial weeks in late February and early March, powerful Fox hosts talked about the “real” story of the coronavirus: It was a Democratic- and media-led plot against President Donald J. Trump. Hosts and guests, speaking to Fox’s predominately elderly audience, repeatedly played down the threat of what would soon become a deadly pandemic.
The person who could have stopped the flow of misinformation was Ms. Scott’s boss, Lachlan Murdoch, the chief executive of the Fox Corporation. But he wasn’t paying much attention. The 48-year-old heir to his family’s media fortune was focused instead on buying a streaming company called Tubi for $440 million, a person who has spoken to him said.”
It’s been well documented that FOX “news” has been extremely biased, especially the reporting of the Covfefe-Chinese-Virus ….otherwise known by the experts as Covid-19. Rush told his faithful followers that it was no worse than the common cold. Hannity, Carlson and Ingraham said it was a hoax. All the also-rans like Bartiromo (once the darling of wall street) and now a bit long in the tooth, Cavuto, Baier, etc. followed suit. Until that magic moment on Friday 13th when Trump came to his senses, and listened to the experts, and admitted we had a pandemic. FOX made a complete about-face the same day. Talk about lock-step !!