Queensland's Citizen Science Hub

Among the numerous articles in the media predicting how rapidly the virus causing the illness COVID-19 will spread, one written by US engineer Tomas Puey on the website accessed by the following link has appealed to us as particularly well researched and likely to be authoritative. The article, “Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now: Politicians, Community Leaders and Business Leaders: What Should You Do and When?” includes extensive statistical analysis of the past and likely future trajectory of the disease. The author concludes: “This is an exponential threat.” This conclusion has justified the member societies of the Queensland Science Network in cancelling or postponing numerous events and presents a response to arguments that we have been overreacting.

Why You Must Act Now