Next wave, second peak, flattening the curve, cluster, community spread, droplets, asymptomatic, super-spreader, social distancing, shelter-in-place, PPE, N95 masks, ventilators, respirator, stop the spread, and contact tracing.
When will these additions to our vocabulary end?
Some experts commented, after the U.S. Memorial Day weekend – when so many massive acts of denial at parks and beaches demonstrated how not worried people are, it was stunning to realize that mass behavior ignores obvious realities.
In Taiwan, Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand – drastic measures quickly made a massive difference in outcomes compared to slow-reacting countries. Death statistics illustrated the obvious – people die in large numbers every day, every week, every month of every year,
This is not the big one – this is not even the highest peak of this wave of this pandemic; it is not garden variety anything.