There seems to be still quite a lot of miss-information about the coronavirus. Everyone had a good laugh at Trump asking if we could use bleach to cure the virus. Well India basically just tried that on an entire town.
While yes, the rate of infection is slowing, some countries are easing their lockdowns (perhaps a little prematurely), in other countries (notably Brazil and Russia) the rate of infection is accelerating rapidly. And in others, despite a lockdown (the US and UK for example), they’ve only really managed to go from a exponential rate of growth to a linear one (see John Hopkin’s data for more on that). Of course, this means that once the lockdown measures are removed, within a few weeks you’ll be back to where you started and $2 trillion dollars poorer.
So I thought I might be useful to go over some…
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