Thanks Julie! A friend of mine from Girona in Spain, who has a PhD in Virology, shared this article with me, it is very informative and really puts the COVID-19 Pandemic into perspective, using charts, data, actual evidence to paint a picture of what is happening and what is to come.
The basic takeaway is this:
The coronavirus is coming to you.
It’s coming at an exponential speed: gradually, and then suddenly.
It’s a matter of days. Maybe a week or two.
When it does, your healthcare system will be overwhelmed.
Your fellow citizens will be treated in the hallways.
Exhausted healthcare workers will break down. Some will die.
They will have to decide which patient gets the oxygen and which one dies.
The only way to prevent this is social distancing today. Not tomorrow. Today.
That means keeping as many people home as possible, starting now.
While it may be a harsh truth, what he is describing in the article is potentially life saving, and these new measures aimed at "flattening the curve", what Spain has implemented and soon the US will too is important to understand. The article again - https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-act-today-or-people-will-die-f4d3d9cd99ca