Coronavirus may have infected half of UK population — Oxford study

Financial Times/Clive Cookson

“If the results are confirmed, they imply that fewer than one in a thousand of those infected with Covid-19 become ill enough to need hospital treatment, said Sunetra Gupta, professor of theoretical epidemiology, who led the study. The vast majority develop very mild symptoms or none at all.”

USAGOLD note:  The headline is dire to say the least. Once you dig in, though, you find the article actually offers a hopeful view on the coronavirus.  If Sunetra Gupta is correct, an awful lot of people are going feel awfully foolish. Her modeling offers a much different scenario than the “ominous” one painted by Imperial College London, whose study reportedly had a strong influence on the Trump and Johnson governments.  “I am surprised,” she says, “that there has been such unqualified acceptance of the Imperial model.”

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Repost from 3-26-2020

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