🚨I wrote a big piece about the future of the COVID-19 pandemic: how the US got to this point; what needs to happen in the coming weeks and months; what the endgame looks like; and what the world might be like in the aftermath.
Here’s a useful overview of the likely scenarios that the world will be facing in the coming months while managing this pandemic. So much depends on our ability to make good decisions going forward along with our ability to remain resilient.
Three months ago, I paused book leave to return to the Atlantic for fulltime pandemic reporting. Here's a thread of 5 big pieces I've written since. 1) A sweeping look at how we got here, what must happen next, & the possible aftermath.
One of the questions I am most often asked about the #COVID19 pandemic is how, and when, it will end. This article by does a really good job of outlining the steps we need to take.
I wrote this two months ago, and have been thinking about it again given the rhetoric swirling around this long weekend.
I've recommend this piece before, but I'll recommend it again now, for its closing, more purely extrapolatory sections
Most of us are in Group B. Our duty is urgent and clear. (Written about the US, but true for many other nations right now.) Full explanation-->
This is my biggest possible swing at explaining the current crisis, and what the road ahead will look like. It's something of a sequel to the piece I did in 2018 on whether the US was prepared for a pandemic. It wasn't. So now what?
Two years ago, examined whether the US was ready for the next pandemic. He concluded that it was not. That pandemic has now arrived. Here’s his sweeping view of what comes next
Second, having fallen behind, 4 steps are now necessary & urgent: - more masks & protective equipment - wide testing rollout - adherence to social-distancing - clear leadership At least 3 of those are possible.
It's a long piece, and I'm won't tweet the whole thing. But I'll highlight a few bits. First, yes many predicted a pandemic. But the U.S. response has been *substantially* worse than what even pessimistic experts had foreseen. A reckoning is necessary.
The second most common critique I got about "How The Pandemic Will End" was that it was too "pessimistic", "negative", "doom & gloom", and variants thereof. (Also, one of the most common bits of praise was that it was strangely hopeful.) 1/
A must-read, clear-eyed, top-to-bottom look at coronavirus by that chronicles the failure that has been the American response. But it ends with possible embers of hope for the future. “Pandemics are democratizing experiences.”
America has made a lot of mistakes in handling the coronavirus outbreak thus far. But we can still make choices and change the outcome. This piece outlining our present options is really, really good. Thank goodness is on this beat.
This essay by of is the most coherent, informative piece I’ve read on the pandemic. It gives a clear picture of how we got here, the paths COVID-19 may may take and how it may reshape our future. I really urge you to read it.
This, by , is magisterial. Clear, insightful, empowering. If you want to understand why the #coronavirus pandemic has played out in the way it has, and how things go from here, you don't need to read anything else
From yesterday's piece: “The U.S. may end up with the worst outbreak in the industrialized world.”
An absolute must-read by , just published. This is a very important story
Wow. can write. Read all the way to the end. The U.S. may end up with the worst Covid-19 outbreak in the industrialized world. explains how it will play out
This is the piece, right here. "That a biomedical powerhouse like the U.S. should so thoroughly fail to create a very simple diagnostic test was, quite literally, unimaginable."
Mr. President, now is the time to invoke the Defense Production Act, a wartime effort for the American manufacturers to mass produce medical equipment. We are in desperate need of ventilators, personal protective equipment (PPE), nasopharyngeal swabs.
This from is terrifying and also a must read.
Third, the future world of what I'm calling Generation C will be shaped in the coming months. The final section considers what that world might look like, and whether we'll learn any lessons from all of this. I hope it helps.
If you didn't read this a few days ago, read it now, it's really 's masterpiece of the pandemic thus far.
Just finished reading 's epic piece "How the Pandemic Will End" in the . Highly, highly recommend that everyone read.
"That a biomedical powerhouse like the U.S. should so thoroughly fail to create a very simple diagnostic test was, quite literally, unimaginable." —
“Rudderless, blindsided, lethargic, and uncoordinated, America has mishandled the COVID-19 crisis to a substantially worse degree than what every health expert I’ve spoken with had feared.”
*This* is the piece to read: 5,000 words from on how the Covid-19 pandemic will end.
Long form from I know it will be good but despair of when I will have time to read it in this chaos
The U.S. may end up with the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the industrialized world. explains how it will play out
How Will the Coronavirus End? - Very grim. Very smart. We’re in for a long fight and the aftershocks will be felt for a generation.
This, by , is the most shared story in my Twitter feed right now, for good reason. I’m pretty sure Ed paused everything to write it, so I paused everything to read it this morning, and I’m glad I did.
"Rudderless, blindsided, lethargic, and uncoordinated, America has mishandled the COVID-19 crisis to a substantially worse degree than what every health expert I’ve spoken with had feared."
'How The Pandemic Will End' - an excellent piece by
I have no time for Johnson and voted for someone I loathe in the hope of helping keep him out. But calling him Britain’s Trump downplays the awfulness of the original. hair-raising account of how the US could end up with the West’s worst outbreak.
The one piece you have to read on Covid-19 is this beautifully crafted and superbly researched essay by ⁦
Must read. #COVID19
To understand the scale of what’s happening now and how it will change the future, you have to read . Read it, read it, read it.
How the Pandemic Will End
It can be difficult to discern good coronavirus information from misinformation. To make matters worse, Trump’s briefings are now like rallies, more self-promotion than insight. To help, here’s a valuable summary of where we are and what we know
This long read is worth your time - it’s quite a piece of writing. How Will the Coronavirus End? - The Atlantic
This article by ⁦⁩ is phenomenal. Every American should read it. It is also an indictment of Trump’s criminal negligence. Interesting that Obama tweeted it out today🧐. How Will the Coronavirus End? - The Atlantic
This is devastating. Take a breath. And read it.
Quite a read. The U.S. may end up with the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the industrialized world.
“Rudderless, blindsided, lethargic, and uncoordinated, America has mishandled the COVID-19 crisis to a substantially worse degree than what every health expert I’ve spoken with had feared.”
"There are now only two groups of Americans. Group A includes everyone involved in the medical response, whether that’s treating patients, running tests, or manufacturing supplies. Group B includes everyone else, and their job is to buy Group A more time."
"The testing fiasco was the original sin of America’s pandemic failure, the single flaw that undermined every other countermeasure." Read
"That a biomedical powerhouse like the U.S. should so thoroughly fail to create a very simple diagnostic test was, quite literally, unimaginable."
This is very good, by one of the best writers in the biz.
“America has mishandled the COVID-19 crisis to a substantially worse degree than what every health expert I’ve spoken with had feared.” One of them warns: “The U.S. may end up with the worst outbreak in the industrialized world.”
The US has fewer hospital beds per capita than Italy. And, if you’ve been paying attention, you know how that is working out! How Will the Coronavirus End? - The Atlantic
this is very good and informative and smart
The U.S. may end up with the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the industrialized world. explains how it will play out
“Rudderless, blindsided, lethargic, and uncoordinated, America has mishandled the COVID-19 crisis to a substantially worse degree than what every health expert I’ve spoken with had feared,” writes.
Someone asked me about the art for this piece. It’s so great, right? It’s by Joan Wong whose work can be found here —> Go hire her!
If you want one thing to read so you can learn where we are with the pandemic and what to expect, I recommend this by of . It's not behind a paywall. It doesn't bothsides every Trump mention. Nor is it "about" Trump. Clear and calm.
Two years ago my colleague wrote a terrifying piece detailing how unprepared the U.S. was for a pandemic. Now, he explains how this crisis could play out given that the hypothetical "what if?" has become a very real "now what?"
“The U.S. may end up with the worst outbreak in the industrialized world.”
Excellent analysis from the Atlantic on likely paths for the coronavirus middle-game and end-game.
How Will the Coronavirus End? - The Atlantic “The U.S. may end up with the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the industrialized world. This is how it’s going to play out.” An important read. Where are we now. What are the likely scenarios of where we are going.
"The U.S. may end up with the worst Covid-19 outbreak in the industrialized world. This is how it’s going to play out."
US values "seemed to work against it during the pandemic. Its individualism, exceptionalism, and tendency to equate doing whatever you want with an act of resistance meant when it came time to save lives and stay indoors, people flocked to bars and clubs"
"Rudderless, blindsided, lethargic, and uncoordinated, America has mishandled the COVID-19 crisis to a substantially worse degree than what every health expert I’ve spoken with had feared."
"Rich, strong, developed, America is supposed to be the readiest of nations. That illusion has been shattered. Despite months of advance warning as the virus spread in other countries, when America was finally tested by COVID-19, it failed” Read
"Rudderless, blindsided, lethargic, and uncoordinated, America has mishandled the COVID-19 crisis to a substantially worse degree than what every health expert I’ve spoken with had feared."
By preventing almost all testing with insane bureaucratic measures, the FDA is directly responsible for what will be the worst outbreak of COVID-19 in a developed country, and likely for hundreds of thousands of preventable deaths. Think about that.
MUST-READ: This article by is the single most illuminating piece of journalism I've read on COVID-19. Covers the failed American response, what needs to change, what life could be like in the next year and much more.
Actually, two more, as I'm increasingly convinced people will believe that there's a choice between our economy and our lives until they can imagine the post-social distancing world. First, this piece is as good as everyone says it is
Gotta say: coverage of the coronavirus crisis, all aspects of it, has been excellent and enlightening
Really, really, really make time to read this piece on how COVID-19 is going to play out
What a great read. No panic, no hype, just a tremendous perspective on this whole thing. How Will the Coronavirus End? - The Atlantic
"There are now only two groups of Americans. Group A includes everyone involved in the medical response... Group B includes everyone else, and their job is to buy Group A more time." with a brilliant synthesis on of the US response to COVID-19
This grim, infuriating article makes two things clear: the incompetence and venality of the Republican party is literally killing people, and corporations want doctors and nurses to die rather than see their profit margins threatened.
My colleagues at The Atlantic are continually blowing my mind.
The U.S. may end up with the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the industrialized world. explains how it will play out: - #covid19
I hope 's right. We need all the optimism we can get. Just have to get thru 2020 first before #COVID30
*This* is journalism. ⁦⁩ must be the best and most authoritative writer on the coronavirus right now. Read this, follow him, and subscribe to ⁦
if you read only one story about coronavirus this week (and frankly, that seems like a sensible policy), make it this masterful, sweeping, moving piece by .
How Will the Pandemic End? - An absolute must-read piece by ⁦⁩, with insights from ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ & others
If you haven't yet, please read this insightful piece by in about the #coronavirus pandemic. #COVID19
Great piece from focusing on #COVID19 response in USA
In the US, the next few days will likely be some of the toughest we've faced in the last 50 years. It will be easy to despair, but we need to hold the line and keep preparing. Because this is far from over and we need to start talking about what's next
How Will the Coronavirus End? - The Atlantic (is killing it)
wrote an excellent must-read piece on how the #SARSCoV2 #HCoV19 #COVID19 #coronavirus. A ton of great perspective here from national treasure Tony Fauci, , , , , & many others.
The best piece I've read on #COVID19: How the Pandemic will end in
This is quite long for an article to be posted on Twitter... but quite short for a future history book. I seriously do recommend this. We all know what is going on now. Hopefully all we are protecting ourselves. WHAT’S NEXT⁉️ We should all be prepared‼️✊🏼😷
A buffet of food for thought, from .
This piece captures how #COVID19 is bursting the bubble of American exceptionalism. America is not so great, it turns out – our institutions didn't work when we most needed them to, and that will have enormous costs
This is a very, very difficult truth, and we're not even at the peak of this by
“to forestall the future collapse of the health-care system, these seemingly drastic steps [social distancing] must be taken immediately before they feel proportionate and they must continue for several weeks.” cc ⁦⁩ ⁦
I am very proud to know , because he is an utterly amazing and deeply talented writer. This is not an easy read. In fact is, at times, Extremely emotionally rough. But it is thorough. It is clear. And it is unflinching.
this piece is as good as everyone has been saying. better, even.
The U.S. may end up with the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the industrialized world. explains how it will play out
We'll prob look back in a few years and point to this piece by as one of the most important stories about what we're going through now.
How Will the Coronavirus End? - The Atlantic. excellent overview- read & share widely. ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁦⁩ ⁦
This article is by far the best single overview of the coronavirus crisis, and its potential aftermath. A must-read.
I will just say that this is the single best work of journalism I have read on our current situation and the one I recommend people start with. (Bill Gates agrees.)
How Will the Coronavirus End? - The Atlantic
If you read one thing about coronavirus this week, read this from ⁦⁩.
Ed Yong is one of the best science writers we have, and this piece is an excellent summation of where we are.
This is, hands down, the best article I have read on this crisis. #RequiredReading indeed. The U.S. may end up with the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the industrialized world. explains how it will play out
I will fight anyone who thinks isn't the best science journalist out there right now! Another insightful article about #COVID19. Love some of his turns of phrase, like: "the White House is a ghost town of scientific expertise." WORD
Parts I and II are solid.
“When you have a body politic that buys into these ideas of isolationism and ethnonationalism, you’re especially vulnerable when a pandemic hits.” Superb piece from The Atlantic
"To contain such a pathogen, nations must develop a test and use it to identify infected people, isolate them, and trace those they’ve had contact with." That's what South Korea, Singapore, & Hong Kong did, and it worked. It's what the US did not do.
How Will the Coronavirus End? Brilliant piece by ⁦
In 2018 wrote a brilliant & disturbing article for arguing that the world was not adequately preparing for a global pandemic that would inevitably face us. His powerful new piece reflects on how we got here & where we are heading
Me: Super excited to read 's long form essay about #COVID19 Also Me: Super terrified to read 's long form essay about #COVID19
"That a biomedical powerhouse like the U.S. should so thoroughly fail to create a very simple diagnostic test was, quite literally, unimaginable."
How The Pandemic Will End - ’s incomparable piece on #COVID19 in - read it, and have everyone you know read it too
There's solace in how well is able to weave so many complex threads together in this piece. Can we put him in charge?
Very interesting read... #Coronavirus The U.S. may end up with the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the industrialized world. explains how it will play out
Very interesting article from agrees with that this will be "Generation C"
How the Pandemic Will End(via ) #longreads
How the Pandemic Will End The U.S. may end up with the worst #COVID19 outbreak in the industrialized world. This is how it’s going to play out. #pandemic #coronavirus #socialdistancing #ethoslifestyle
Ed Yong () is, for my money, the best science writer alive right now, and this piece is extraordinarily well done. It feels like a preview of the history books that will someday be written about this pandemic.
"Rich, strong, developed, America is supposed to be the readiest of nations. That illusion has been shattered. Despite months of advance warning as the virus spread in other countries, when America was finally tested by COVID-19, it failed." [email protected]
providing some of the best, and most thoughtful, writing on COVID19--and quoting all the right people and more!
A long and thoughtful article; worth reading. How Will the Coronavirus End? - The Atlantic
"There are now only two groups of Americans. Group A includes everyone involved in the medical response, whether that’s treating patients, running tests, or manufacturing supplies. Group B includes everyone else, and their job is to buy Group A more time"
“foreign plagues replace communists and terrorists as the new generational threat” superb from , imagining the possible aftermath of #COVID19
Rudderless, blindsided, lethargic, and uncoordinated, America has mishandled the COVID-19 crisis to a substantially worse degree than what every health expert I’ve spoken with had feared. 
“A global pandemic of this scale was inevitable." Hundreds of health experts have warned of the possibility. "Bill Gates has been telling anyone who would listen, including the 18 million viewers of his TED Talk.” Now its 23 mio:
"It’s likely, then, that the new coronavirus will be a lingering part of American life for at least a year, if not much longer." Another excellent piece by
Brilliant reporting. "Rudderless, blindsided, lethargic, and uncoordinated, America has mishandled the COVID-19 crisis to a substantially worse degree than what every health expert I’ve spoken with had feared." How Will the Coronavirus End? - The Atlantic
This was helpful for me
Incredible piece on the future of #COVID19 by : "American society is trapped in a cycle of panic & neglect. After every crisis attention is paid & investments are made... When a new normal sets in, the abnormal once again becomes unimaginable."
How Will the Coronavirus End? - The Atlantic #COVID19
"The testing fiasco was the original sin of America’s pandemic failure, the single flaw that undermined every other countermeasure." The U.S. may end up with the worst Covid-19 outbreak in the industrialized world. explains how it will play out
Very thoughtful article summarizing where we are in the U.S., our choices , and different kinds of possible futures by
How Will the Coronavirus End? - The Atlantic America’s health-care system operates on the assumption that unaffected states can help beleaguered ones in an emergency.
is fucking brilliant. The U.S. may end up with the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the industrialized world. explains how it will play out
The Atlantic has a great article about what may come.
Shout out to who quoted in this great article. Bottomline: protect health workers with PPE (don't hoard), ramp up testing, speed up production of med supplies with defense production act, & #canceleverything.
Long, thoughtful read on how COVID-19 may play out in the US, with direct implications for Canada. "The U.S. may end up with the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the industrialized world." explains how it will play out
How the Pandemic Will End The U.S. may end up with the worst #COVID19 outbreak in the industrialized world. This is how it’s going to play out.
"There are now only two groups of Americans. Group A includes everyone involved in the medical response, whether that’s treating patients, running tests, or manufacturing supplies. Group B includes everyone else, and their job is to buy Group A more time."
The dream: Gen C kids write school essays about growing up to be epidemiologists. Public health becomes the centerpiece of foreign policy. The U.S. leads a new global partnership focused on solving challenges like pandemics and climate change.#COVID2019
“There are now only two groups of Americans. Group A includes everyone involved in the medical response, whether that’s treating patients, running tests, or manufacturing supplies. Group B includes everyone else, and their job is to buy Group A more time.”
Very insightful piece, a must-read: How Will the Coronavirus End? - The Atlantic
How Will the #Coronavirus End? - The Atlantic cc #saheapsunfair
Great longform take on #COVID19, where things are going, and possible endgames
Not the 1st to this (that was ) but this piece is great, and the first I have seen to consider not only how we got here, and our potential paths forward (bad, worse) but this: covid-19 as the defining event of a new generation.
As he often does, explains many things well. #covid19 #coronavirus
How the pandemic will end -- must-read article by
This is a great read on America and covid - depressing in many ways but ends in a hopeful place if you like that sort of thing and I suspect might well have coined something with "generation C"
"Pandemics are democratizing experiences... The consequences of defunding public-health agencies, losing expertise, and stretching hospitals are no longer manifesting as angry opinion pieces, but as faltering lungs."
How will coronavirus end? by Ed Yong, The Atlantic there's an soundcloud audio version in that article
The U.S. may end up with the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the industrialized world. explains how it will play out
Clear, thought-provoking, but not sensationalized piece from Ed Yong on how we got here and where we are going
Great article on the USA's response to C-19 from . Scary times ahead, we can only hope the administration wakes up very soon
How the Pandemic Will End
How the Pandemic Will End #COVID19
ok, I agree, 's long article on CoV is spectacular If I had to put my finger on why: it is that he is not afraid of inserting the nuance, and is a very good writer
this reads like somebody is playing Plague Inc. on easy mode with cheat code (mask manufacturing in Hubei, swab manufacturing in Lombardy, etc.)... ...and the AI trying to stop the plague is a full-blown moron.
Great piece by on current, dire state-of-play in US, the global endgame & hope that, when this recedes, kids will write "school essays about growing up to be epidemiologists". Will the Coronavirus End? - The Atlantic
Super piece by with a last paragraph guaranteed to bring a tear to the eye Below a reminder of what nations have committed to: perhaps weeks of lockdowns every few months with unimaginable economic, social, health consequences
#COVID19 outstanding
CDC “developed and distributed a faulty test in February. Independent labs created alternatives, but were mired in bureaucracy from the FDA...That the US should so thoroughly fail to create a very simple diagnostic test was, quite literally, unimaginable.”
“Rudderless, blindsided, lethargic, and uncoordinated, America has mishandled the COVID-19 crisis to a substantially worse degree than what every health expert I’ve spoken with had feared.”
Thus is a clear and compelling piece, very much worth reading. The four short-term priorities: much more PPE (use the DPA!), many more tests, continued social distancing, and government coordination and leadership.
How Will the Coronavirus End? - ⁦⁩ The mishandling of the #COVID19 PANDEMIC by the US may result in thousands dead before the pandemic is over. There have been and continue to be many errors but the biggest is a failure of leadership.
The U.S. may end up with the worst #COVID19 outbreak in the industrialized world. This is how the #pandemic will play out, by via #globalhealth
It is so rare to read an article on COVID-19 that is a week old and still find relevance it it. This is one example. I suspect I'll come back to this one every few weeks. It's less about false precision in predictions and more about plausible scenarios.
This is an impressive, important, and unsettling read by : Where we are now, where we’re headed, and what the #COVID19 endgame may be.
The U.S. may end up with the worst Covid-19 outbreak in the industrialized world. explains how it will play out
This is a must read from . It was an honor to chat with him & be quoted, alongside the brilliant & others.
Brilliant article, heartbreaking and real. Wuhan-the largest manufacturing site for masks; Lombardy-largest manufacturing site for NP swabs,unreal how this story is being written and when+how will Science outpace the virus. How Will the Coronavirus End?
Everybody needs to read this detailed story about why the U.S. coronavirus response has been so terrible and what happens next. Read all the way to the end; it's vital.
Great article by . Key quote: "Rudderless, blindsided, lethargic, and uncoordinated, America has mishandled the COVID-19 crisis to a substantially worse degree than what every health expert I’ve spoken with had feared. Much worse.” #coronavirus
"Rudderless, blindsided, lethargic, and uncoordinated, America has mishandled the COVID-19 crisis to a substantially worse degree than what every health expert I’ve spoken with had feared."
The U.S. may end up with the worst Covid-19 outbreak in the industrialized world. explains how it will play out
The U.S. may end up with the worst #COVID19 outbreak in the industrialized world. explains how it will play out in
"Having internalized years of anti-terrorism messaging following 9/11, Americans resolved to not live in fear. But SARS-CoV-2 has no interest in their terror, only their cells." Amazing piece from . A must-read.
If you want to know what's going on, read this piece
Must-read from on how we got here and where we're headed
.⁦⁩: There are now only two groups of Americans. Group A includes everyone involved in the medical response to #coronavirus. Group B includes everyone else, and their job is to buy Group A more time.
“Rudderless, blindsided, lethargic, and uncoordinated, America has mishandled the COVID-19 crisis to a substantially worse degree than what every health expert I’ve spoken with had feared.”
Rudderless, blindsided, lethargic, and uncoordinated, America has mishandled the COVID-19 crisis to a substantially worse degree than what every health expert I’ve spoken with had feared.
Small silver lining from this #COVID crisis: I've gotten exposed to Ed Yong's incredibly good journalism. Thank you, ! Your writing is superb and spot-on.
This is the best piece I’ve read on the pandemic. From (of course).
"That a biomedical powerhouse like the U.S. should so thoroughly fail to create a very simple diagnostic test was, quite literally, unimaginable."
Slight change to the title, given where trends point: "Why the U.S. is on track to have worst Covid-19 outbreak in industrialized world"
‘How the pandemic will end.’ Understandably US-focused, but otherwise this is encyclopaedic and magisterial by .
There are now only two groups of Americans/people. Group A includes everyone involved in the medical response, whether that’s treating patients, running tests, or manufacturing supplies. Group B includes everyone else. Their job is to buy Group A more time
How Will the Coronavirus End? A very thoughtful (and chilling) piece by the irrepressible ⁦
The #SARSCoV2 antibody tests were even the subject of tonight's :-) With a tour de force review of #COVID19 testing, quoting : "The testing fiasco was the original sin of America's pandemic failure..."
How Will the Coronavirus End? - The Atlantic
"America has mishandled the #COVID19 crisis to a substantially worse degree than what every health expert I’ve spoken with had feared"
"Think of it this way: There are now only two groups of Americans. Group A includes everyone involved in the medical response.... Group B includes everyone else, and their job is to buy Group A more time."
Surprising no one who is familiar with his work, has written the best overview of the pandemic's impact on the US that I've seen yet.
The U.S. may end up with the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the industrialized world. Here is how the pandemic is going to play out - via . #COVID19 #GlobalPandemic #USResponse #CoronaAwareness
A must-read from : a comprehensive breakdown of the possible outcomes of #COVID19. I appreciate his explanation of the 2 properties of the virus, that are currently unknown: 1. Seasonality 2. Duration of immunity
“The U.S. has fewer hospital beds per capita than Italy. A study released by a team at Imperial College London concluded that if the pandemic is left unchecked, those beds will all be full by late April.” 🦠 Chilling reading from ⁦
How Will the Coronavirus End? - The Atlantic
A long thoughtful read with some hopeful, speculative moments
"There are now only two groups of Americans. Group A includes everyone involved in the medical response, whether that’s treating patients, running tests, or manufacturing supplies. Group B includes everyone else, and their job is to buy Group A more time."
This new piece is a sequel to last month’s story about how the pandemic will end. 2/
Seriously taking so much energy not to brag that I went to grad school with ⁦⁦⁩. Amazing, reliable, accurate coverage of #COVID2019 that is lacking from some of our elected “leaders”.
And if you're thinking, "Pssssh, that's only 7000 words, I CRAVE MORE," don't worry, I got you. This one is a broad look at how the US got to where it is, the next options, and the possible aftermaths.
How the Pandemic Will End The U.S. may end up with the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the industrialized world. This is how it’s going to play out. in
Great piece on the pandemic by , tracing the story from the origins, through the testing f**k up in US, to possible scenarios for the near future and beyond.
How the Pandemic Will End?
What a read from today. Utterly damning.
This masterpiece from will be required reading for future generations. He is quite literally writing history as we live through it.
How Will the Coronavirus End? - The Atlantic
"To contain a pathogen, nations must develop a test and use it to identify infected people, isolate them, and trace those they’ve had contact with. That is what South Korea, Singapore & Hong Kong did to tremendous effect. It is what United States did not."
“tests have been slow to arrive bc of 5 shortages: trained administrators; masks for them; nasopharyngeal swabs for collecting viral samples; extraction kits for pulling the virus’s genetic material out of the samples; & chemical reagents in those kits”
How Will the Coronavirus End? - The Atlantic
Best overview of the pandemic I've read, from .
"When a new normal sets in, the abnormal once again becomes unimaginable." -
“we need to be prepared to do multiple periods of social distancing,” says Stephen Kissler of Harvard. How Will the Coronavirus End? - The Atlantic
Extraordinarily good article; the power of clear science writing on display by
The U.S. may end up with the worst COVID-19 #coronavirus outbreak in the industrialized world: This is how it’s going to play out via
One of the better articles I've read about the #SARSCoV2 pandemic. Thank you for writing it . "How Will the Coronavirus End?"
“I’m not aware of any simulations that I or others have run where we [considered] a failure of testing,” When what yo don't know can kill you: The U.S. may end up with the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the industrialized world. From
Way to go, USA: "By the end of June, for every available critical-care bed, there will be roughly 15 COVID-19 patients in need of one."
The piece on #COVID19 in is an absolute masterpiece.
"Rudderless, blindsided, lethargic, and uncoordinated, America has mishandled the COVID-19 crisis to a substantially worse degree than what every health expert I’ve spoken with had feared."
“The testing fiasco was the original sin of America’s pandemic failure, the single flaw that undermined every other countermeasure.” I would think of this in terms of preparedness
What will the #COVID19 aftermath be? writing about the US but could apply anywhere "Perhaps the nation will learn that preparedness isn’t just about masks, vaccines, & tests but also abt fair labor policies & a stable & equal health-care system"
I’ve barely posted about #COVID19 but this article by is outstanding, albeit from an American perspective: How the Pandemic Will End.
Every #COVID19 report is more depressing than the last. How Will the Coronavirus End? | ⁦⁩ by ⁦
Great piece. "Perhaps the nation will learn that preparedness [is] abt fair labor policies & a stable & equal health-care system...that HC workers & public-health specialists compose America’s social immune system, & that this system has been suppressed."
Excellent piece "How the Pandemic Will End" Some striking lines including, "But SARS-CoV-2 has no interest in their terror, only their cells." How #COVID19 may change America's & the world's path forward into the coming decade
And here is even more reason to test
Excellent article. “How Will the Coronavirus End?” - The Atlantic
This piece imagines the elevated role of pop health science during & post-covid19: "Perhaps the nation will learn...that health-care workers and public-health specialists compose America’s social immune system, and that this system has been suppressed."
How the Pandemic Will End: The U.S. may end up with the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the industrialized world. This is how it’s going to play out [Mar 25, 2020] #2019nCoV #COVID19
The U.S. may end up with the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the industrialized world. explains how it will play out
How Will the #Coronavirus End? - The Atlantic
Rudderless, blindsided, lethargic, and uncoordinated, America has mishandled the #COVID-19 crisis worse than any expert expected... #COVID19 #corona
“He’s got his own style, let’s leave it at that,” said Fauci [Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, referring to President Trump]. Words to live by.
This from ⁦ is written from a US perspective but is the best I’ve read on Covid-19 - authoritative and epic
How Will the Coronavirus End? - The Atlantic
“One could...envisage a future in which America learns a...lesson...Public health becomes the centerpiece of foreign policy. The U.S. leads a new global partnership focused on solving challenges like pandemics and climate change.”
Pandemics are democratizing experiences. People whose privilege and power would normally shield them from a crisis are facing quarantines, testing positive, and losing loved ones. Senators, celebrities, and the wealthy are falling sick.
And from , a crystal-ball gaze at how it could all end
The U.S. may end up with the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the industrialized world. But we can avoid the worst by being responsible.
How Will the Coronavirus End? Good to read #Covid_19 #coronavirus
How Will the Coronavirus End? - The Atlantic
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We should have an honest conversation with people that quarantine won't truly be over in a month. My educated but non-medical family and friends were surprised when I said we would be dealing with this virus for all of 2020... puts it best
Still thinking about this (master)piece from
This long read, written from a US perspective, is one of the best things written about Covid-19 IMHO. It would be wonderful to think that the last para turns out to be true for all of us
This story from gives a faithful and detailed description of the pandemic and what's (probably) next
"That a biomedical powerhouse like the U.S. should so thoroughly fail to create a very simple diagnostic test was, quite literally, unimaginable." Thus no simulation accounted for that.
Excellent and scary article by that discusses the Trump and GOP-led decline of the US re:health, with additional mistakes from and . No serious person will ever believe the US is the greatest country any more.
3/12. A possible vaccine has begun clinical testing in the US. That's a 63 day gap between sequencing & injecting a vaccine candidate into a person’s arm. “Overwhelmingly the world record,” said Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert.⠀
How Will the Coronavirus End? - The Atlantic
The Ed Yong piece on how the coronavirus will end is overall good. But two small complaints and a bigger one.
"American society is trapped in a cycle of panic and neglect"
An anxious read but somehow calming and validating too. “The consequences of defunding public-health agencies, losing expertise, and stretching hospitals are no longer manifesting as angry opinion pieces, but as faltering lungs.”
The U.S. may end up with the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the industrialized world. explains how it will play out
Good overview of where the US has failed so far, and what might be next. | The U.S. may end up with the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the industrialized world. explains how it will play out
This is a devastating long read on the COVID-19 pandemic in the US and what we might expect in the future.
A really thorough take.
This article is a must-read about how we arrived to the current response to the pandemic, the forecast for the upcoming months, and the aftermath.
How the Pandemic Will End - Ed Yong The Atlantic
How Will the Coronavirus End? - The Atlantic
The U.S. may end up with the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the industrialized world. explains how it will play out
Idea for faculty looking for assignments to replace in class stuff from Beforetimes: Students read (magisterial!) review by about where we are (&why), where we're going. Then, pick link from your discipline and follow it. Great sources.
Best overview I have read so far.
Insightful view into our future through COVID19 and beyond it, by . He accurately describes the current situation in the stark terms that it commands, but ends with optimism about what we can take from this crisis.
“People believed the rhetoric that containment would work,” scoffs "Wendy Parmet who studies law and public health." Hmm. Either 1) Isolating US from viruses is futile; or 2) Trump f--ked up the containment/isolation strategy. Pick one, as they say