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Coronavirus: The Solution Is Becoming Clear

Peak Prosperity, Released on 3/29/20

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The world has been fighting covid-19 long enough that we are beginning to arrive at some constructive conclusions. Part of the intense infectiousness of this virus is due to its long asymptomatic phase, where hosts feel fine but are shedding contagious particles. Increased testing is now showing that the majority of folks testing positive don’t realize they’re sick. Research is showing that the recommended social distance of two meters (6.8 feet) is inadequate to protect against airborne particles. Four times that amount is more likely — reinforcing the effectiveness of both social isolating tactics (like sheltering at home) and wearing masks. Peak Prosperity has been loudly banging the #Masks4ALL drum of late, and every day more studies emerge showing it’s one of the cheapest and most effective social responses to slowing the spread of the coronavirus. In addition, while standard surgical/homemade (non-N95) masks do not filter out all virus particles, they do dramatically limit their spread, both in the air and on surfaces. This is important because this reduces the viral load someone is exposed to. Data is showing that if you receive a lower viral load, if you get sick with the virus, your case is likely to be more mild and short-lived. We are starting to win the war on data with covid-19 and this is leading to smarter practices that will flatten the curve, reduce deaths and get folks back to work. Finally, some encouraging news.

Christopher Martenson is a former American biochemical scientist. Currently he is a writer and trend forecaster interested in macro trends regarding the economy, energy composition and environment. He is the founder of PeakProsperity.com. As one of the early econobloggers who forecasted the housing market collapse and stock market correction years in advance, Chris rose to prominence with the launch of his seminal video seminar which later became a book called The Crash Course. Chris’ latest book (co-authored with Adam Taggart) is called Prosper!: How to Prepare for the Future and Create a World Worth Inheriting.

One Response to Coronavirus: The Solution Is Becoming Clear

  1. Farmer Paul Reply

    03/29/2020 at 9:55 pm

    Chris Martenson,
    I have to admit i only got through half of your march 29 update on Coronavirus. I did not look at the study that claims 86% of cases are lite cases….too many inacciurate tests early on to take any study seriously. I have a problem with those results. How do you explain this: Cases doubling in 3 days, deaths doubling in 6 days. By my logic, such a dynamic would mean that the reported numbers of deaths came from a pool of infected that was 50% lite cases. In other words 86% seems wrong. If one group is doubling in 6 days and the other group is doubling in 3 days, half of the total cases are missing in an equation to make the number of deaths increase at the same rate of confirmed cases increase.
    If this is true 86% can not be correct. right?

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