Archive for May 23rd, 2020

UPDATE: Here we go again … “Science” takes still another u-turn.

May 23, 2020

It’s a bigger deal than whether we need to wipe down our counters and packages.

After months of telling us that the coronavirus lives on door knobs, countertops, packages and whatever … and that we need to disinfect all surfaces:

The CDC has issued a new directive that informs us that “The virus spreads easily between people, but not by touching surfaces, objects or animals


On it’s own, this course reversal doesn’t trouble me.

Yeah, people have become more germophobic … and, store shelves have been emptied as consumers stocked up on disinfectants.

That’s OK. It’s good hygiene and consumers will eventually work off their overstock.

My issue: This course reversal fits a bigger, problematic pattern.


May 23: Key NATIONAL Data

May 23, 2020

1,277 Daily New Deaths  Worldometer
> 7-day average 1,305

327 NY+NJ+CT 26% of US Total


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

Cumulative Deaths 
43,683 NY+NJ+CT 45% 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

May 23: Key STATES Data

May 23, 2020

STATE DEATHS  Worldometer

  • Total US Deaths = 97,640 296 per Million
  • NY+NJ+CT = 43,683  45% of US Total
       NY+NJ+CT = 10% U.S. Population
  • Top 12 Total = 77,488 79% of US Total
      Top 12 Average = 504 Deaths per Million
      Top 12 = 48% of U.S. Population
  • Bottom 39 Average = 114 Deaths/Million

State-by-State Data – Top 12

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 C-19 Data Reference Guide: ALL STATES