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References:     View OpEd: 2020-11-HW (Link to Article)

(1) UK Projections regarding US deaths of 2.2 million (UK Imperial College Report): https://www.imperial.ac.uk/media/imperial-college/medicine/sph/ide/gida-fellowships/Imperial-College-COVID19-NPI-modelling-16-03-2020.pdf 

(2) Collapse of Italian healthcare system: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/03/14/italians-80-will-left-die-country-overwhelmed-coronavirus/  

(3) Risks of Smoking with Corona Virus: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/smoking-or-vaping-may-increase-the-risk-of-a-severe-coronavirus-infection1/ 

(4) Reduced funding of Public Health Infrastructure: https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/01/31/coronavirus-china-trump-united-states-public-health-emergency-response/ 

(5) CDC Budget: https://www.cdc.gov/budget/index.html 

(6) Number of hospital beds in Industrial Nations: https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/social-issues-migration-health/hospital-beds/indicator/english_0191328e-en 

(7) Strategic National Stockpile Not being Replaced: https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/face-masks-in-national-stockpile-have-not-been-substantially-replenished-since-2009/2020/03/10/57e57316-60c9-11ea-8baf-519cedb6ccd9_story.html 

(8) Asymptomatic Spread and the Appearance of Mitigation of this Crisis by Some of our Leaders: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/rand-paul-coronavirus-test-positive-us-senate-latest-a9417191.html 

(9) Diamond Princess Asymptomatic Rates: https://www.eurosurveillance.org/content/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2020.25.10.2000180 

(10) Asymptomatic Spread: https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/14/health/coronavirus-asymptomatic-spread/index.html  

https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.03.05.20031815v1    .