Richard Rathe, MD

Associate Professor of Family Medicine (ret.) and Medical Informatician

Archive for March, 2020

Thoughts on the Approaching COVID19 Pandemic

Posted: Mar 1st, 2020 •• Category: Medicine, Patient Care

I’ve annotated this NY Times graphic, rounding the estimates for COVID19 (aka the 2019 novel coronavirus) to 2% mortality and 2 people infected for every one who has the disease. What this suggests is the infection rate will be similar to a bad cold season, but unlike the common cold, a significant number of people […]