One of the 18 patients didn’t develop symptoms, yet the viral load was similar to that of the symptomatic patients, the researchers said, “which suggests the transmission potential of asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic patients.”
This is so terrifying. Not knowing whether you have it or not, but infecting others all the same.
“Either within their social groups or on social media, people reacted with jokes and irony... Laughing is a very common reaction that people have when they’re confronted with the idea of death. But of course, in those early days nobody saw it as a serious possibility.”
When you’re in the medical profession, being blunt is important. Being factual.
This is where the authorities should've started: telling us the real state of things, so people are not too relaxed hopping around saying this is "just a flu"... then get shocked that masses are dying.
Because, in reality, all of these things are possible, if we give them a little bit of time, over time. We eat a big sandwich through bites, not by ratcheting open our jaw like a python and swallowing it whole. Goals are no different.
The reality is that if you wait until you're in the right frame of mind to do certain tasks (especially undesirable ones), you will probably find that the right time simply never comes along and the task never gets completed.