You can read Professor John Ioannidis’s article on COVID-19 and reliable data here
Harvard epidemiologist Marc Lipsitch wrote a response to Professor Ioannidis’s column here
Dr. David Katz, founding director of the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, wrote a New York Times op-ed
questioning the current methods being used to stop the spread of the virus.
Yale health experts, including Professor Sten Vermund, took issue with Dr. Katz’s op-ed, and wrote a letter
to the editor in response.
comparison between the Spanish Flu (1918-1919) and COVID-19, the author points out that the two pandemics are very different: the Spanish flu targeted young people, and medical professionals lacked adequate equipment, medicine, and testing techniques to treat the illness. COVID-19 targets older people with underlying health issues. This
Atlantic piece compares the global response to both pandemics.
Professor Ioannidis mentions Iceland’s mass testing for COVID-19. Iceland
more people per-capita for the coronavirus
than any other nation in the world. Results
show that 1% of the country’s population has the virus.
Professor Vermund talked about South Korea’s approach to fighting COVID-19. The country enforced aggressive social-distancing measures early on and began mass testing so they could identify areas where the virus had taken hold, alert citizens and enforce local lockdowns. Read more about their approach here