Say this very quietly while knocking on wood but the Philippines may have turned the corner. It is 3 weeks since lockdown so the pre-lockdown cases should all be evident now and the deaths and recoveries working through.
Today: 104 cases, 5 deaths, 14 recovered. (Allowing for population difference that would be in HK terms 7 cases, 0.3 deaths and 1 recovery).
The graphs below show a slowing down despite a significant ramp up in testing.
Can I post this here?
I Dreamed a Dream... Corona version
144 new cases in Tokyo today (17:16, Apr 8th), total 1,339 (Source: NHK app, )
Seems like the current situation is a choice between lockdown or increased deaths. So are we gonna be indefinitely locked in our houses? From what I read a vaccine is very unlikely.
Nature has told us pesky humans to abandon our growth economy and mass destruction of the planet, stay home and shut up. But at least we invented Netflix first.
That is just my view and of course assumes the Philippines really has turned the corner.
Without a vaccine the only other option is to let it rip through the population.