by Michael J. Critelli
As the Covid-19 crisis remains out of control, the American public is obsessed with three questions:
- What are my chances of getting infected or infecting others?
- If infected, what are my odds of dying?
- What can I do right now to protect myself and my loved ones?
People can wear masks and minimize their viral load exposure as a response to the 3rd question. And clinicians are improving risk prediction. But we're a long way from the kind of predictive diagnostics we need.