🦠Covid-19 - 05/03/20 Better safe than sorry…

📊 Daily Data Brief: 100,242 cases New Cases outside China: 2,961 (+805) New Cases in China: 150 Total Death: 3,408 (+121) Serious or Critical Cases: 6,272 (-168) Source: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ The UK recorded its first death yesterday as did many other countries and US states. We have now over 100,000 reported cases. All media outlets have a live feeds, breaking news notifications are on the rise, and yet there is a huge cacophony and information overload whilst a lot remains unknown about COVID19. Two questions linger on: how worried should I be? what can I do? These questions are being asked in the “Age of distrust” where populism (and lies) are on the rise and leaders in some countries are more interested in spreading disinformation to advance their narrow interest than preparing the public with objective communication and leadership. It is a recipe for panic rather than decisive action. And yet we need the latter.

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