The U.S. is now 40% below the peak in new COVID cases/ 100,000 /day.
Source: Calculated from NY Times Github COVID data repository, data reported through 1/30/2021.
A few stray thoughts regarding press coverage of this.
- What if the pandemic ends and nobody notices?
- “70% must be immune to end the pandemic” might be justified as a way of scaring the populace into getting vaccinated. OTOH, maybe all it does is spread needless despair, if the true figure is more like 40%, as I have argued in recent posts.
- The most COVID-safe place in the continental U.S. today is North Dakota. You’d think somebody would mention that just for the weirdness factor.
- Maybe I need something a little more flashy. How about this: Can the timing of the peaks below be mere coincidence? Or has this all been just an Anglo-Irish-Canadio-American-Norsko-Swedish conspiracy, implemented via space-based lasers run by that notorious nexus of evil, the Acme Corporation?
Prove me wrong!