19 Apr 2020

'No evidence that Covid-19 is causing huge loss of life'

From Sunday Morning, 7:10 am on 19 April 2020

Professor Michael Levitt, a Nobel laureate and Stanford biophysicist, says there is no clear evidence that Covid-19 is causing massive loss of life, despite evidence to the contrary in places like Europe and New York City. In fact, Levitt, who is currently stuck in Israel, says it has not been a particularly bad year for flu deaths. And the people who are dying from coronavirus are those who are at risk of death anyway. Professor Levitt believes we're been 'primed for Covid-19 panic.'

Professor Michael Levitt

Professor Michael Levitt Photo: Bengt Nyman