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Dr. Ioannidis on Why We Don't Have Reliable Data Surrounding COVID-19

Robert Prost-Lepouras

A Conversation with Dr. John Ioannidis, Stanford University(Originally published on March 23rd, 2020)As the coronavirus pandemic tightens its grip across the world, is the reaction a fiasco in the making? Stanford University professor Dr John Ioannidis lifts the lid on our worrying lack of reliable data.And, see his thoughts in writing here: https://www.statnews.com/2020/03/17/a-fiasco-in-the-making-as-the-coronavirus-pandemic-takes-hold-we-are-making-decisions-without-reliable-data/""We have gone into a complete panic state"", says professor Dr. Ioannidis, describing the perfect storm that led Italy into crisis. The esteemed professor believes an exaggeration of the virus' mortality rate could lead the world to a fatal scenario: a lockdown lasting up to 18 months. ""Then it is not just millions of lives at stake SARS-CoV-2, but billions, if we have to protract that for so long"".

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