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Corona Virus, Part Two...

But there's no part one, you say? No, there isn't from me. However, here in "the states", meaning the U.S., there seems a subtle indication there is a Part Two.

See the image attached to this brief note? It speaks of Covid-19 in recent days in the U.S. ending on 7-14-2020. Recently, some restrictions were relaxed in the U.S. as it was felt OK to do so. That is up to the rulers. There are many issues one faces if one gets into politics, and pressures are catered to or not catered to by those rulers.

So what have been the results? Well, it's hard to say, to be sure, with any absolute certainty, but this graph shows a gradual diminishing in confirmed cases of the virus until just recently, when the curve changed direction slightly, to a more upward rise. Yes, the number cases rose coincidentally with the lessening of restrictions. This seems to be almost, if not completely, unique to the U.S. The other curves all seem to continue decreasing.

Interesting, is it not?

Image Credit » Print Screen of the Johns Hopkins Covid-19 Site for the U.S. 7-14-2020.

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MegL wrote on July 15, 2020, 10:39 AM

The thing is, the number of cases may be increasing but is the total number of deaths also increasing? For most people, Covid will be a nasty experience and some may not survive but there are also downsides to shutting down the economy. The people who most need protecting should be allowed to shield and be protected. I think the rest of us should just get on with it.

VinceSummers wrote on July 16, 2020, 7:06 AM

People have to decide what they are going to do within the letter of the law. What I have done here is present stats, only. I wish I cold put an image here, as well as in an article. I took the above graph and extended a line along the curvature as it began, only extended along the same path, and at the tip of the graph, on the 14th, you could determine a change, a deviation in number from what would have been expected to what actually happened. It was nearly a half million more cases, as I see it. Now of those cases, how many will die? Now it may be (remember, this is the U.S.) the increase is largely because a portion of those who returned to activity decided to abandon masks, social distancing, etc., because they "don't want to be told what to do". And, of course, some who did do what they were told they could do would also die.