Coronavirus Hasn’t Infected More Than Half Of The United Kingdom

Why you should be careful of COVID-19 models in these uncertain times

Gideon M-K; Health Nerd


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Note: This article was written using numbers from the 24/03/2020 in the UK, if you are reading in the future the situation will almost certainly have changed. If there’s one thing certain about the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that everything we say now will probably be wrong by next week.

In these uncertain times, any news relating to the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and the disease it causes COVID-19 is massive. Every piece of research that is being done on the virus is hitting the internet in a massive wave, which is understandable given that we are all panic-refreshing twitter for the slightest hint of an update virtually all the time these days.

Twitter is…bleak right now

So it’s no surprise that, when news of a new study published by Oxford University came out, it spread around the globe like the pandemic disease it was based on. Media sources from everywhere on the planet have reported that a study had proven that half of the United Kingdom had already been infected with coronavirus, which if true is pretty huge news.