Since the first novel coronavirus case in the United States was registered on January 19, 2020, we have learned one thing about the discipline of public health: It has been masquerading as medicine but it is at best a social science, and not an especially sophisticated one. Public health experts in the U.S. and the World Health Organization (WHO) have even made economists sound coherent and consistent.
More than three months into the outbreak, we have no clue about how many people are infected.