Post #962: “We may be past the peak” finally hits mainstream media

Posted on January 18, 2021

You can read it at this link.  It’s just one line in a much longer article.

“All of those metrics point to the conclusion that we may have passed the peak,” he said. ”

The person saying it is gen-u-ine college professor, at Georgetown University.  So that’s worth something.  And it got onto CNN.  So that’s also worth something.

(Oddly, this article also has a back-handed reference to h*** i*******, though of course those words are not used.  Regarding the new UK COVID variant:  “The only backstop against this new variant is the fact that we will have a lot of infection by then so there’ll be a lot of immunity in the population, and we will be vaccinating more people,” he added.”

And here’s another one, based on a gen-u-ine computer simulation.  So you know that has to be right.  Or right-er than the other computer models that tell us the worst is yet to come.

“Good news — we’re heading in the right direction,” said Ali Mokdad, professor at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, which developed the model. “The worst is behind us.”

I realize that’s pretty thin, given the amount of coverage devoted to this topic.  Far from the average opinion.  But that’s the first I’ve seen of anyone willing to go into print saying that we, as a nation, might have passed the peak.  So I’ll take what I can get.