First prediction: there will be a Coronavirus vaccine.
It may arrive sooner, it may arrive later. Probably somewhere in between. I have no idea.
But it’ll come rom a country with a relatively free market for healthcare. The US? Norway? Germany? I don’t know – but it’ll be someplace that hasn’t nationalized healthcare.
Feel free to mark my words on this.
Beyond that ?
Last week on Twitter, Scott “Dilbert” Adams wrote:
In the next two weeks we will witness a breathtaking degree of human ingenuity. It’s starting to bubble up now. The most capable among us are now fully engaged. That virus doesn’t know what’s coming for it. #WuhanVirus— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) March 13, 2020
The shortage of ventilators is the thing that’s terrifying people. The stories from Italy about doctors choosing who lives and who dies are pretty mortifying, especially if you have older relatives and family with lung conditions.
So people are innovating:
The doctor stresses this is a last ditch measure – to be used in cases where doctors are making life or death choices among 2-4 people at a time.
But it’s a start.