Epidemiologist Neil Ferguson, who created the highly-cited Imperial College London coronavirus model, which has been cited by organizations like The New York Times and has been instrumental in governmental policy decision-making, offered a massively downgraded projection of the potential...
Everyone may be back to work sooner than anticipated. It seems that with the revised modeling, the loose social distancing we've done in US and UK may have averted the Italian and Spanish fiasco. The loose social distancing coupled with flights from China shut down by Trump in late December may have allowed us to dodge the bullet so to speak. I'll still lay low for another month to see how it works out.
Edit to add: I started poking around a bit more after a video conference with my dr due to my cough and sore throat. He seems to think I probably have covid, but, not concerned enough to bring me in for testing. Gave me a link for a screener to see if the state would give me their free tests. Seems I'm not at high risk since I don't have high blood pressure, diabetes or obesity.