Archive for May 20th, 2020

Would I take HCQ like Trump is doing?

May 20, 2020

Yesterday, I gave readers a gut-check question:

If an elderly loved one was hospitalized with COVID, would you advise them to try the HCQ-combo, or tell them avoid it like the plague?

I got an interesting challenge question from a reader:

Prof. Homa, My gut question for you, with all the hypothesis and analysis, are you comfortable taking the combination as a preventive measure like Mr. President is doing?


It’s a good question. One that made me think harder about the HCQ issue.

Here’s my answer…


May 20: C-19 Key NATIONAL Data

May 20, 2020

1,548 Daily New Deaths  Worldometer
> 7-day average 1,444

334 NY+NJ+CT 22% of US Total


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

Cumulative Deaths 
42,711 NY+NJ+CT 46% of US Total

IHME Model Cume US Death Projection:
143,357 by Aug. 4  Rev. DOWN 3,683 5/18

click to see Key STATES Data and  C-19 Data Reference Guide: ALL STATES
Related Posts:

Flattening the COVID-19 curve

About that forecast of 60,000 coronavirus deaths

May 20: C-19 Key STATES Data

May 20, 2020

STATE DEATHS  Worldometer

  • Total US Deaths = 93,553 283 per Million
  • NY+NJ+CT = 42,711  46% of US Total
       NY+NJ+CT = 10% U.S. Population
  • Top 12 Total = 74,759 80% of US Total
      Top 12 Average = 486 Deaths per Million
      Top 12 = 48% of U.S. Population
  • Bottom 39 Average = 107 Deaths/Million
     Bottom 39: Increasing share of DNDs

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?