Weekly COVID Update – Dec. 18, 2020

The Data Ordinarily, I put commentary on my charts from covidactnow.org. It’s no longer necessary. Everything is going straight up. We are now reaping what we sowed for Thanksgiving. It takes about two weeks after a super-spreading event for cases and hospitalizations to grow, and that’s exactly where we’re at now. When I first started

120,000 Deaths Too Many

120,000 Deaths Too Many

More than 117,000 Americans had died of COVID-19 by mid-June. If our response had been as effective as Germany’s, estimates show that we would have had only 36,000 COVID-19 deaths in that period in the United States. If our response had been as effective as South Korea, Australia, or Singapore’s, fewer than 2,000 Americans would

Want to get COVID? Have sex with demons and wear a mask!

Want to get COVID? Have sex with demons and wear a mask!

As we pass 153,000 deaths in the U.S. and well over 4 million cases, you’d think that political leaders, no matter which side of the aisle, would get their asses in gear to stop this slaughter. Instead, Trump was busy promoting a doctor who promotes wacko ideas. And one of his COVID-positive lapdogs, Rep. Louie

Are things in Arizona as bad as they say?

I’ve made no secret of my disdain for clickbait headlines like “Highest number of cases ever! 37% increase from previous day!” I have two objections. First, they use statistical noise to generate a headline. Second, they oversimplify the real situation in any state. The result is that those who want to claim that cases increased