Archive for May 7th, 2020

Do Americans really care about nursing homes?

May 7, 2020

Maybe it’s time for a national gut-check

Earlier this week, there was a heart-wrenching story on TV.

A woman was telling the story of the Massachusetts state-run Holyoke Soldiers’ Home that had suffered over 80 C-19 fatalities. Her elderly father was one of the casualties.

She had been trying for weeks, to no avail, to speak with her father, or at least get a status report on his condition. Her first contact was when he was being wheeled to the coroner’s van.

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Of course, the daughter was heart-broken and observed “nobody seemed to care … they’re just old people”.

That struck a chord with me

Of course, people who have loved ones in nursing homes are concerned about their level of care.

At a minimum, they want their loved ones kept safe and comfortable.

But, what do we as a nation really think?


May 7: C-19 Key NATIONAL Data

May 7, 2020

2,524 Daily New Deaths Worldometer
> 7-day trend 1,881 trending down
> 3-day trend 2,066 DOWNWARD

1,117 NY+NJ+CT 44% of US Total
NY “found” 1,700 “presumed” cases.


See: How will we know when we’ve turned the COVID-19 corner?

Cumulative Deaths 
37,246  NY+NJ+CT 50% of US Total

IHME Model Cumulative US Death Projection:
134,475 by Aug. 4  Rev. UP 62,492 on 5/5
>> Projection roughly DOUBLED <<

click to see Daily STATES Data and C-19 Data Reference Guide: ALL STATES
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May 7: C-19 Key STATES Data

May 7, 2020

STATE DEATHS  Worldometer

  • NY+NJ+CT = 37,246  50% of US Total
       NY+NJ+CT = 10% U.S. Population
  • Top 12 Total = 61,209 82% of US Total
      Top 12 Average = 398 Deaths per Million
      Top 12 = 48% of U.S. Population
      Bottom 39 Average = 77 Deaths/Million
  • Maryland 1,437  +47

State-by-State Data – Top 12


 C-19 Data Reference Guide: ALL STATES

Flattening the COVID-19 curve

How will we know when we’ve turned the COVID-19 corner?