No, Dr. A. But s/he’s a dangerous, irresponsible, arrogant ASSHOLE, if you will pardon my unsolicited opinion, as dangerous as any Alex Jones with his silver colloidal toothpaste and all the other pseudo-scientists banking on monumental ignorance, stupidity and panic.
Don’t. Get. Me. Started.
Thank you for a smart, detailed disclaimer. Most is over my head, as I am no researcher, but I could follow it well enough. The problem is that we are dealing with a general population whose reading skills are barely at fifth grade. Anything that sounds official, well….it’s compelling. I am quarantining myself, washing my hands, exercising. And staying the hell away from others. For my health dollar, right now that is the best cure: prevention. PERIOD. Beyond that, if the damned thing visits me, my heartfelt hope is that years upon years upon years of regular hard exercise and a very healthful diet will save my 67 year old ass. No guarantees. But I have an excellent, shot at survival, which while not at all guaranteed, is better served by good habits and no underlying health issues. I want for sober, saner voices to provide evidence-based information. Outside that, all the rest of us can do is wait this out.