Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
Physical therapy this morning, the receptionist wanted to know if I had come into contact with anyone who is confirmed by medical testing to have coronavirus.
How would I know? Do they wear a big C on their chest?
You don’t have Corona virus unless you’re tested for it. You can’t get tested for it unless you come into contact with someone else who already has been tested for it. I may be infected but without that link, no test for me.
I distrust the official numbers.
I’ve long since switched to counting deaths. They’re harder to hide.
Not impossible – I’m more and more convinced the Chinese are hiding something big.
But the number is a lot less subject to the vagaries of bureaucratic competence.