Victor Davis Hanson is the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, as well as a farmer, and he knows a lot about California... You've probably heard him on the John and Ken Show before.
This morning, he published his latest article on the National Review titled Coronavirus: The California Herd, in which he discusses where California stands in terms of coronavirus cases and deaths, as compared to other states.
According to Hanson's research, California loses about 200,000 lives every year. And the flu season seemed to hit the state extremely hard this year, before we even knew what COVID-19 was. That being said, could there be an element of 'herd immunity' going on in California amid the coronavirus pandemic? Could the state potentially be considered a 'ground zero' for infection?
"In the meantime, for a few days at least, we are left with the California paradox. As with the apparent outliers of Germany, South Korea, and Japan, it reminds us that there are endless known unknowns about the origins, lethality, infectiousness, and patterns of travel of the coronavirus — and that today’s latest frightening statistical model is often superseded tomorrow by more realistic appraisals and theories, and then again rendered naïve by even more frightening new backlash models," he writes.
Read Hanson's full article on the National Review.