The Eye of the Storm
We all know that there is an eye of calm in the center of a hurricane, but to experience it is quite different from intellectually knowing it. Horrible gale winds and bullet rains suddenly ease up and the sky is blue, the weather, tranquil.
Then, just as suddenly the pelting rain and overpowering winds are back. If we had slipped in our thinking, and assumed the storm had already finished, we could have to pay dearly for it!
Can this scenario validly be compared to Covid-19, the novel coronavirus?
In some, perhaps many lands, the graphics curve that displays the rate of new cases of the virus is just beginning to decrease in slope, that is, it is on the decrease. The time when most of the graphs flatten out completely is longed for. But when that does happen, will curfews, restrictions, and safeguards be lifted too quickly? If so, will a dangerous recurrence, perhaps worse than the initial breakout, ensue?
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