Another Doubling, No One Cares
Today is October 12, 2020. We approach 220,000 COVID-19 fatalities in the United States, and today or tomorrow we will pass 8 million infections. Yet no one cares. At least I think no one cares. The presidential election is next month. We will see how many people care.
The Hillbilly King Gets COVID
On October 2, the White House announced that donald trump tested positive for COVID-19. In case you don’t remember who trump is, he is the fellow who lost the popular vote in the last presidential election: Last week there was a gathering in the Rose Garden for a Supreme Court nominee. The gathering looked like…
COVID-19: We Stopped Caring
Today is August 11, 2020. It’s been a while since I’ve written on this site. As I write this, 5.2 million Americans have contracted COVID-19, and 166,201 Americans have died. I have been keeping a “doubling” chart, that looks like this: When viruses spread, they tend to “double” over time. This virus continues to spread,…
COVID-19: In Memoriam
Last week, the largest employer in my county announced that they are not bringing employees back into the office anytime before 2021. This is an employer who employs 7,000 people in our county (about 10% of the county population). This company, an asset manager, manages over $5.5 trillion in assets. That is trillion with a…
COVID:19- Is This What MAGA Looks Like?
It is April 30, 2020. The weekly unemployment claims were just released, and another 3.8 million Americans filed for unemployment this week. A total of 30 million Americans have filed for unemployment in the past 6 weeks. I read an article this week that noted that 25% of Americans will not be able to pay…
COVID-19: One Million Cases, and The Vietnam War Number of Deaths
It is April 27, 2020. Governors from around the country are working on (or implementing) plans to open their states from COVID-19 restrictions. Georgia opened up this past weekend. Meanwhile, the United States will pass 1 million cases today (as of this morning, we are at 988,000 cases, according to worldometers.info). We have experienced 55,461…
COVID:19- Taking Our Foot Off The Brake
Today is April 22, 2020. Spring is starting to take hold in southeastern Pennsylvania. It is sunny outside, and the birds are chirping. Yesterday, 25,985 more Americans were diagnosed with COVID-19 (for a total of 818,744) and 2,804 Americans died from COVID-19 (for a total of 45,318). (data from Worldometers.info). Another day when more Americans…
COVID-19: As Good As It Gets
It is Saturday April 18, 2020. A Saturday that looks just like Friday and Thursday. I have been sheltering in place with my family for 4 weeks now. I have not driven my car, or interacted with another person (other than my immediate family) face to face for a month. We went into this sheltering…
COVID-19: Another Doubling
I write this on April 16, 2020. We are in our fourth week of Stay At Home orders in Pennsylvania. As of this morning, there are almost 650,000 cases in the U.S., and 28,500 fatalities in the U.S. The current Doubling Chart looks like this: Since I started counting “doublings” on March 28 (19 days…
COVID-19: Pearl Harbor Day
On December 7, 1941, Japan attacked the United States at Pearl Harbor. 2,403 Americans died in the attack. On April 14, 2020 (yesterday), 2,407 Americans died from COVID-19, the coronavirus. (Data from worldometers.info). More Americans died yesterday from this virus than died in Pearl Harbor, and I didn’t hear anything about it in the news.