COVID-19 Pandemic: The Complacent Are Clueless

by Charles Hugh Smith
Of Two Minds

The eventual price of substituting magical thinking and survivorship bias for actual evidence will be far higher than the complacent realize.

Here’s a sampling of complacent assertions being made about the COVID-19 virus as if they were certitudes:

It’s no worse than a bad cold.

It’s less deadly than a normal flu.

You can’t catch it unless you’re in sustained close contact with a carrier.

Carriers are only contagious for 14 days. After that, you’re home free.

A vaccine is just around the corner.

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