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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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COVID-19: We Have No Plan

In Chester County, PA, we are beginning our fourth week of “Stay At Home” orders (which began March 23). The entire state went under Stay At Home orders on April 1st. It is April 13, 2020. As I write this, 560,433 Americans have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and 22,115 Americans have died of COVID-19. Over […]

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COVID-19: The Cost of Doing Business

I am writing this over Easter weekend in 2020 (April 11-12). Today is my wife’s birthday, and tomorrow is Easter Sunday. As I write this, the United States of America has 525,000 COVID-19 infections, and 20,223 deaths. Both are the highest totals in the world. The infections (525,000) are three times higher than the second-highest […]

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COVID-19: Theater of the Absurd

Today is April 8, 2020. I am writing this as a continuing diary of the events of this COVID-19 season. It is a beautiful spring day in Chester County, Pennsylvania. I am wearing shorts for the first time in forever (it isn’t that warm, I’m just rebellious about wintertime). Trees are budding, flowers are blooming, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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