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Terrence Holt, MD, PhD, associate professor in the UNC Department of Medicine, recently had his article, “With Pandemic Information Overload How Can We Tell What is Real?” published in Literary Hub.

Here’s an excerpt from Holt’s publication:

“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.”

The full version can be found here. Holt is the author of three books, and is an associate professor of social medicine.