American Cassandra - She Predicted the Coronavirus
Laurie Garrett has been warning in her 1994 bestseller, “The Coming Plague,” and in subsequent books and speeches about a pandemic like the current one. She saw it coming.
“We need either a cure or a vaccine.” But she can’t envision that vaccine anytime in the next year, while COVID-19 will remain a crisis much longer than that.
“I’m quite certain that this is going to go in waves. It won’t be a tsunami that comes across America all at once and then retreats all at once. It will be micro-waves that shoot up in Des Moines and then in New Orleans and then in Houston and so on, and it’s going to affect how people think about all kinds of things.”
They’ll reevaluate the importance of travel. They’ll reassess their use of mass transit. They’ll revisit the need for face-to-face business meetings. They’ll reappraise having their kids go to college out of state.