Rates Of Lethality, Transmission Shape Coronavirus Concerns | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Rates Of Lethality, Transmission Shape Coronavirus Concerns | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC 1


Christopher Mores, public health professor at George Washington University, talks with Rachel Maddow about the lethality rate and the transmission rate of coronavirus, and what that means about how the virus is understood separate from the spin of people interested in characterizing the response needs. Aired on 02/26/20.
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Rates Of Lethality, Transmission Shape Coronavirus Concerns | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

43 Comments on "Rates Of Lethality, Transmission Shape Coronavirus Concerns | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. Parslow Pongbert | February 27, 2020 at 3:08 AM | Reply

    How can a country without universal healthcare control a virus when many can’t afford to go to a doctor and many many more have been persuaded to disbelieve science.

  2. What will Trump do if they cancel his rallies

  3. I thought that Korean lady infected hundreds in her church ?

  4. THANKS! for leaving out the Chris H. outro! watching TRMS clips my finger always hovers nervously above the mouse button, ready to stop the clip when that screechy little voice comes on. imagine the pleasant surprise when I could just relax at the end of this one. I wish this weren’t just an oversight :/

    • Magnus Wurzer …When he says “just below me” it sounds like something else and makes me laugh and fact they haven’t taken it down for that reason alone is hilarious.

  5. Disease spreads faster in high density areas so of course it spreads faster in China.

    • And major cities. Most countries have at least two large metropolis, what can lead to some pretty quick spreading.

    • ToddtheExploder | February 27, 2020 at 1:15 PM | Reply

      corthew Good point. Still…. 😬

    • Top that with what now seems to be, a lot of carriers going up to almost 4 weeks before symthoms. And the biggest travel-season in the world, Chinese new year, with close to half a billion people crammed through crowded places and transport going to, from and within China – all at the first real public outpreak of this. The timing was unfortunate to say the least.

  6. Steve Bannon be careful as you wanted the govt. dismantled and the CDC was!

  7. I don’t like the new Walking Dead season.

  8. Gaetano Vindigni | February 27, 2020 at 7:16 AM | Reply

    The president’s budgets only increase the budget deficit and national debt while at the same cutting back on SS, Medicare and Medicaid which are vital to Americans especially on the cusp of a pandemic.

  9. fascinating new questioning, like lethality

  10. That 2% mortality rate is a figure which should be concerning since, if that figure is accurate and if the spread of the virus is completely unchecked in the United States it would mean the death of 6.6 million people. And there is good reason to believe that the virus’s spread would be unchecked in the United States for a variety of reasons: a wide spread attitude of paranoia and contempt for government and experts which would render quarantines ineffective: an inadequate social safety net which means people cannot afford to not be working; and an inadequate medical system which puts people at the mercy of profit driven unscrupulous corporations – private medical insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies.Indeed, those latter factors would likely make the mortality rate even greater given two other preliminary statistics related to this virus: in 80% of cases the illness is relatively mild so people are able to conduct themselves in denial while in 20% of cases the illness is severe enough as to require medical treatment which just isn’t an option for many people, co-pays, deductibles, out-of-network fees, the high cost of pharmaceuticals being what they are coupled with a populace that is living from paycheck to paycheck as is.

    • You haven’t been able to address the extent of the asymptomatic population., nor the genetic predisposition of the Chinese population.

    • A Wee Scots Dog | February 27, 2020 at 7:52 PM | Reply

      Doc Tom You’re not a real doctor now are you? Because, you are wrong on the first point and your second is complete nonsense.

  11. “I am pardoning Chris Watts. He is a really nice guy, everyone says so, and he has been unfairly treated by those worthless kids, the media, and that lying woman.”

  12. I’d suggest watching the movie Contagion. Seems quite similar to real life right now.

  13. Two percent mortality rate is like Hep A in adults, Measles and full-blown smallpox territory. With modern western medical treatment available.

  14. Pence in charge will pray over it, behind closed walls screaming through a gas mask.

  15. Blair Bryngelson | February 27, 2020 at 3:06 PM | Reply

    Somebody get this man a glass of water.
    Headphones listeners know what im talking about




  19. Depends on your prayers…

  20. “I don’t see the necessity of causing panic over this Coronavirus, God will only take those who are weak in faith so it’s best to let it play out” – Mike Pence

    • Muno Redman – if only god were not a mental figment of the imagination because most of the ape-like thought process of this world is based on a fear of death?

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