If you think coronavirus is going to be a storm in a teacup…the professionals don’t

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There are many who have commented on this blog who seem to think coronavirus should have little or no impact on them. I have to say that I think they are very wrong. This is an example of the reasons why think that:

Channel 4 News (@Channel4News)

"This is the most frightening disease I've ever encountered in my career."

Richard Hatchett, the doctor leading efforts to find a vaccine for coronavirus, says it is much more lethal than normal flu. pic.twitter.com/1tjJ2ed0Hq

Click the link in the tweet to see the video: for some reason it will not embed here.

This is why I am thinking about pretty radical economic measures to ensure that as much as the economy - which means real people and their wellbeing - as possible survives this crisis.