- Aug 22, 2018
As others said, "could" covers a lot of various scenarios.Ira Longini is co-director of the Centre for Statistics and Quantitative Infectious Diseases at the University of Florida, and a WHO adviser, so rather than being an idiot I’d say they’re fairly well informed on this stuff. That’s not to say they’re right of course, but not an idiot.
I mean sure, if we all somehow forgot viruses are a thing, it conceivably _could_ infect 2/3 of the world population, but with us being aware of it and using quarantine and just normal precautions, no way this thing infects 5 billion people, as it stands now.
In Wuhan there's 12 million people, even if the reported numbers were undershot twenty times, it would still have managed to infect "just" around a million people, while running unchecked since late November until mid-January.
I'm sure that person is trying to say something, I'm just not sure what.