Covid-19 Press Conference

I missed the beginning of the conference but, for the most part, it was a yawn. That is, it said "we are trying to do the right thing", "wash your hands" and such.

Items of interest were:

  • Densely populated areas (e.g., Guatemala) will peak first with rural areas actually increasing after t he peak in the densely populated areas.
  • The "guess" is that everything will peak in mid-August.
  • More people are being "treated in place" instead of moved to hospitals.

All this makes sense. The one unfortunate thing is that no one asked about changes in treatment -- for example, using HCQ.