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How to Stop Coronavirus ‘Doomsurfing’

Staying informed is one thing - doing so at your peril is not advised

I should not have read the Imperial College coronavirus report before bed.

The now-famous report by a team of British epidemiologists, which was posted online this week, laid out the worst-case scenario for the coronavirus, predicting that as many as 2.2 million Americans could die if the disease was left to spread unchecked.

It’s an objectively terrifying document — scary enough that it jarred the American and British governments into taking bolder action to stop the virus’s spread — and I lay awake for hours after reading it, trying to repress visions of mass death as terms like “incubation period” and “gamma distribution” buzzed around in my head.

Please select this link to read the complete article from The New York Times.

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