Map of COVID-19 Global Cases as of 10 March 2020 3:53 PM [from Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center — Interactive Map: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/]

Why Rapid Spread of a New Virus Is So Dangerous

Consequences of overwhelming the medical system

Since the new coronavirus outbreak in January 2020, I have been trying to better understand why this virus and not the seasonal flu virus is receiving so much attention. We could track seasonal flu cases if desired, but we don’t. We don’t even routinely test for it, even though many people die of…

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Nancy R. Gough, PhD

Nancy R. Gough, PhD

Scientist, editor, and writer with a PhD in Pharmacology