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Israeli Nobel Laureate:
Coronavirus spread is slowing

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Posted By: Pluperfect, 3/19/2020 4:50:12 AM

The coronavirus epidemic is slowing down in China, and will not pose a risk to the majority of people, an Israeli Nobel Prize laureate has said. Michael Levitt, an American-British-Israeli biophysicist who won the 2013 Nobel prize for chemistry for "the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems," has become something of a household name in China over the last few months. Although his specialty is not in epidemiology, he accurately forecast the slowing down of the spread of the virus in February, giving hope to those affected by the lockdown.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 3/19/2020 5:54:09 AM (No. 350619)
Encouraging news from a very credible person. Let's hope Levitt is correct. He seems to know what he is talking about. But, the msm will be devastated by this news.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: ROLFNader 3/19/2020 7:21:17 AM (No. 350673)
I hope this has a glimmer of the truth but this China , after all.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: walcb 3/19/2020 8:17:17 AM (No. 350720)
I don't put much value on this. He is a biophysicist who has a wife that likes the Chinese--so what. I don't believe the Chinese are accurately reporting now, they never were.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: DCGIRL 3/19/2020 8:20:01 AM (No. 350726)
You won't hear that from any of our news stations or democrat Governors. It's "how can we create more panic"?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: bpl40 3/19/2020 8:34:45 AM (No. 350741)
Ignore the MSM. Buy stocks if you have liquid cash!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden 3/19/2020 8:38:36 AM (No. 350743)
Interesting article, thank you OP, and that he mentions South Korea and the Princess cruise ship [where 21 passengers are still here in Asilomar in quarantine], let’s all pray he is correct...
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Reply 7 - Posted by: JackBurton 3/19/2020 8:41:45 AM (No. 350749)
Makes sense and follows the facts. Good post. Wish our media had brains like this.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Strike3 3/19/2020 9:35:57 AM (No. 350817)
Closing borders was the biggest step. Isolation will beat any disease.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: BarryNo 3/19/2020 9:57:05 AM (No. 350836)
The Chinese said? That's like trusting our media to tell the truth!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: pensom2 3/19/2020 9:58:55 AM (No. 350839)
Levitt's analysis appeals because it makes sense. I'm cautiously optimistic. That Leavitt received the Nobel prize confers little credibility--so have been Barack Obama, Paul Krugman, and Yassir Arafat. Having often been awarded arbitrarily and indiscriminately, the prize has lost its cachet.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Texas544 3/19/2020 10:40:40 AM (No. 350897)
If the communist Chinese government shoot someone who has the virus, how does that get counted? Did they die of the virus? No Do they still have the virus? No Do they count as a new virus case? No How can 81,000 cases stop causing new cases in China when a few cases in other countries are still resulting in exponential spread?
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Reply 12 - Posted by: stablemoney 3/19/2020 1:25:51 PM (No. 351070)
But the media and Democrats need the panic, so it is growing, will last months longer, will come back in the fall, will last for years, definitely until Trump is out of office.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: kono 3/19/2020 1:44:05 PM (No. 351096)
"Although his specialty is not in epidemiology, . . ." This reminds me that we know somebody whose specialty IS epidemiology. I wonder what Michael Savage's take is on the present situation.
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