As sure as I post this, someone will accuse me of some thought crime or another. Nevertheless, I find the Dr.’s observations both intriguing and consistent with other things we are hearing — the failure of the IHME data model we learned about last weekend, for example.
The main idea in the video is the suggestion that “flattening the curve” also broadens it. This seems like pure common sense to me, although I had never thought about it. More than that — if true — it would mean that our public policy on Covid-19 should be much more nuanced than it is.
In particular, serological testing should be given a much higher priority than it currently enjoys. I’d like to see Dr.s Fauci and Birx report the number of serological tests each day in the daily briefing and explain the results. Without this data, the public can’t know the true status of the disease and, frankly, is suceptible to being mislead by public health officials and media who promote policies that are scientifically questionable.