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COVID 19 IS EXPOSING HUMAN VULNERABILITIES - THREE QUESTIONS TO THINK ABOUT

COVID 19 IS EXPOSING HUMAN VULNERABILITIES - THREE QUESTIONS TO THINK ABOUT
Due to its novel nature, humans had little to no immunity when it emerged as a human pathogen. We should keep in mind that COVID-19 fatality rate estimates are influenced by at least one factor:  estimated rates will be higher based on the percentage of the population that has the risk factors of co morbid medical illnesses. 

1- the nature of the disease and its treatment or prevention; 
2 - how to best safeguard public health and avoid overwhelming the health care system;
3- how to minimize the societal damage caused by the substantial disruption of the economy. 

These are 3 quite different dilemmas, and they require different expertise.

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