How bad is COVID-19?

The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony Faucu said about COVID-19 that what we have right now is something that’s very different and very acute and very threatening, it seems that no one is safe from this. It’s a diffuse respiratory illness that has a high degree of morbidity and mortality, particularly among certain vulnerable populations, like the elderly and those with underlying conditions. This is unprecedented. From your perspective, how much is COVID-19 unprecedented, and why? Or you have a different view as Dr. Fauci, and why? Read few comments.

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COVID-19: Waiting for a vaccine

Is it possible to say something about the possible time frame when a COVID-19 vaccine might be available and how sure we can be that it will be available at one moment?  Read few comments.


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What can we learn from Wuhan coronavirus outbreak?, Part 2

More than a month ago I have asked some expert if the world is (un)ready to face a spread of the coronavirus ( and potentially more dangerous contagions). So looking at the situation now are there already some lessons we can learn from outbreak of COVID-19 and is it possible to assess what’s next? This outbreak probably gets (much) worse till it gets better, isn’t it? Read few comments from people who were commenting on this earlier, but also from new experts.

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Is COVID-19 here to stay for years?

Chancellor Angela Merkel said that 60% to 70% of the German population will be infected by the coronavirus. From what we have seen so far what do you think about this estimate, is it possible to forecast if COVID-19 is here to stay for years, and if yes, is it going to be a milder form or probably not? Read few comments.


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What can we learn from Wuhan coronavirus outbreak?

The WHO Committee agreed that the outbreak of Wuhan coronavirus now meets the criteria for a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. What does a spread of the coronavirus tell us, if anything, about how ready/unready is the world to face potentially more dangerous contagions?


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Can Trump renegotiate Paris climate deal? Hardly

President Donald Trump said he is withdrawing the US from Paris climate accord but he also said that the US would begin negotiations to possibly re-enter the Paris accord or a similar deal. Do you think that he seriously wants to renegotiate the deal, and if he does what could be his strategy, his aim? Read few comments.


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Can social media increase some crime trends?

You may have heard about the recent case how Thai man kills baby on Facebook Live, see e. g.  and also about other similar case. Without going into some big theories, do you think such case might have some impact on the thinking of the others who may plan something similar or this is probably an insignificant factor, and why? Read few comments. Continue reading