Dr. Doom’s Prediction on COVID-19 Spike May Be Coming True

My boss calls me Dr. Doom because of my predictions of calamity around the virus.

You don’t have to take it from me, just see what the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had to say today: “CDC director gives emotional warning of ‘impending doom’ around Covid-19.”

The case rate is up 10 percent from where it was a week ago. If you recall, I’ve been saying that April and May could be bad, really bad. Spring has sprung and everyone is “feeling upbeat” and therefore the protections and mitigation measures have been relaxed in states and local communities. The variants of the virus are spreading like wildfire.  

If you follow women’s shoe fashions, what you see in Italy comes to the U.S. in a couple of years. It also appears that what we see in Europe as a whole and Germany and Italy in particular, as it pertains to the coronavirus, provides a road map for the spike in infections, hospitalizations and deaths that will come as sure as May flowers follow April’s showers. 

Eric Holdeman is a contributing writer for Emergency Management magazine and is the former director of the King County, Wash., Office of Emergency Management.