U.S. new COVID-19 cases / 100,000 / day are down 72% from the peak. Texas is still under-reporting due to the recent weather and power events. There’s no sign that the downward trend is letting up any time soon. There’s still no post-Super-Bowl case explosion. And I need to find something new to write about.
Below: Same as above, just starting on 1/1/2021 with expanded vertical scale.
Below: A “vote” of the states. This tabulates, day by day, the count of states where the new COVID-19 case count fell, compared to the day before. This isn’t “quantitative” in the sense of measuring cases, but it is a way of characterizing the trend that avoids having a few large states dominate the results.
Upshot: Yup, the thing that looks like a trend, above, still looks like a trend when viewed this way. At this point, I believe I’m scraping the metaphorical bottom of the statistical barrel, and I need to write about something else. If at all.