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Terrence Holt publishes in Literary Hub, With Pandemic Information Overload How Can We Tell What is Real?

We know next to nothing. That’s how we feel. SARS-CoV-19, or “the novel coronavirus,” the pathogen responsible for this pandemic, is a strikingly unusual beast, capable of wreaking a bewildering variety of harms on the human body, ten times deadlier than pandemic influenza, and spreading through Earth’s unprotected population in a way no pathogen has done in our lifetime. But perhaps the most striking thing about all of this is our overwhelming ignorance.

Terrence Holt is the author of three books, and is an associate professor of social medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.