Archive for April 1st, 2020

Birx: “I didn’t see it coming”

April 1, 2020

There was a stark admission during Tuesday’s Task Force press conference.

Trying to tar President Trump, a reporter asked Dr. Deborah Birx why the administration initially downplayed the potential severity of COVID-19.

Her answer wasn’t quite what the reporter was fishing for:

When the initial data started coming out of China, the thinking was that this was more like SARs, not a global pandemic.

The medical community interpreted the data as if it was serious, but smaller than (it turned out to be)


Isn’t that what Trump was saying in early January?

I wonder where he got his info … the medical community, maybe?

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About the slow roll-out of testing kits…

April 1, 2020

Over the weekend, the NY Times published a long article on the corona virus testing snafus.


The article is relatively balanced and worth reading.

Here are my takeaways from the article…


April 1: COVID Tracker

April 1, 2020

COVID-19 Deaths (Daily & To Date) Worldometer


Daily New Deaths UP  Worldometer   


Projected Daily New Deaths   IHME Model

  • Peak DND Projection: 2,607 on April 16


State-by-State Data