Category: COVID-19

  • COVID-19: Latency, Spread and Fatality

    As I write this essay on April 3, 2020, more than 1 million people have been infected globally (1,032,184 according to worldometers.info) and 54,294 have died. In the United States, 245,442 have been infected, and 6,098 have died so far. I wrote before about “The Perfect Storm”, and why this pandemic is going to be […]

  • COVID-19: The Economic Impact

    COVID-19 has become the biggest healthcare crisis of our lives. For more reading on the healthcare impact, check out my other essays on COVID-19 (The Perfect Storm, for example, and Doubling Curves). In addition to the healthcare crisis, it may also become the biggest economic crisis of our lives.You may be asking “what does economics […]

  • COVID-19: Viral Replication

    Today is March 28, 2020. As I type this, the United States has 105,000 cases of COVID-19, and 1717 people have died (according to worldometers.info). The United States now has more cases of COVID-19 than any other country, and has had more new cases identified 5 days in a row. Our case count trajectory looks […]

  • COVID-19: The Doubling Curve

    This is the country by country graph showing the “doubling rate” for cumulative Coronavirus cases. Countries on the left have the fastest doubling times. In other words, the countries on the left have the most new cases in the fastest amount of time. The United States has the fastest doubling time in the world. We […]

  • COVID-19: A Perfect Storm

    I have never written an essay like this. I have never experienced a time like this. The U.S. Surgeon General just stated that “It is going to get really bad this week”. He was referring to the COVID-19 virus, also known as the coronavirus. Spare me 5 minutes of your time, while I share some […]