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Founder & chief cat-herder @emotif_us - experience-centric brand design company. Techno-optimist; photographer; PG Tips aficionado.
19 Mar 20
I think the #coronavirus #COVID19outbreak is going to be particularly bad in the US. Below are some reasons why, based on my experience living in New York, which is now one of the top global epicenters of this crisis. My analysis is sociological, not medical 1/14
Lack of testing is a real danger. A family we know came back from a vacation in France a week ago and all started having immediate symptoms. They asked for a test and did not get one despite fitting many criteria. This alone is not catastrophic so read on. 2/14
Lack of testing should create "presumptive positive" behavior, but in this case, despite explaining to our friends that they have to "presume they are positive until they find out otherwise" they have continued going about their lives, going to parks, shops, etc. 3/14
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