Speculation: the one thing we can all agree on regarding the Wuhan virus

It is hard to argue with the fact that speculation has been one of the most, if not the most, significant factors in the Wuhan virus pandemic.

There has been speculation as to the origins of the virus. Was it man made? Did it originate in a Wuhan lab or did it arise de novo from a Chinese wet market in the city? Despite over six months of more attention than any microbe has received in recorded history, there is still legitimate speculation about its origins.

Speculation has been especially prevalent in the modeling of the course of the virus and its lethality. Early models predicted 2.2 million deaths in the US and over 500 thousand in the United Kingdom, without mitigation, e.g. social distancing, wearing masks, etc. Experts now agree those numbers were wildly overestimated. We are now well over six months into this pandemic and the US only recently exceeded 200 thousand deaths and the UK is barely at 42 thousand. We mitigated. Now what?

Published by rtbosshardt

I am a plastic surgeon, in practice for 30 years, with varied interests. First and foremost is writing. I love to observe people, who are endlessly fascinating. I have interests in health and wellness, our environment, modern culture, history, and general medical matters. I was "born to run" and love long distance running. I have a Christian worldview which infuses everything I do. I hope this blog will be interesting, entertaining, informative, and, perhaps, even a little controversial. If I can get one person to delve more deeply into something I have said, I will have been successful.

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  1. It’s not about the Wuhan virus;  it never was!  It’s about submission.  I’ve said since early March that this is a “Dress Rehearsal” using the endless, and mostly senseless,  rules foisted upon us.  IF the Socialists win in November, I foresee MANY MORE rules and regs with mandatory compliance or severe consequences. This virus is also about division.  The cleft in America is being widened and deepened.  Already we have lost precious freedoms, are constantly being antagonized by anyone and everyone with whom we may not agree, and are losing more choices daily as one business or restaurant after another folds.  Yes, we’ve mitigated;  now what?  More of the same?  Probably!   ;-(((

    Ellen Wilcox 352-409-1618 – Mobile 352-259-1547 – Fax

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