Open For Business

2.1 million cases……..115,700 deaths…..and rising……

That is the sign that Donald the Orange wants to hang out on the nation…..and since about 01 June state after state has re-opened and ended its isolation……and the prediction is that the cases of Covid-19 will rise with the exposure that citizens are opening themselves up to now that they return to “normal”……

It is now indisputable that the campaign by the White House and major corporations to prematurely reopen businesses has led to a surge in COVID-19 infections throughout the United States.

Between June 6 and 9, there was a 36 percent increase in the average number of new cases in the US, according to a leaked report by the Centers for Disease Control. At 27,221, yesterday saw the highest number of new cases since May 21. Globally, new cases surged to a new record, at more than 140,000.

And in those states that are opened up…the cases are starting to spike….yet again……

One month ago, I asked epidemiologist Tara Smith if she was worried about states loosening their stay-at-home orders, despite most not meeting the government’s criteria for doing so.

“I am really fearful that by June 1 or June 15, after we’ve seen a couple weeks to a month of [state reopenings], that our cases are going to be climbing,” said Smith, a professor at the Kent State University College of Public Health.

Well, here we are. It’s June 12, and Covid-19 hospitalizations are rising in Arizona, the Carolinas, Utah, Arkansas, Texas, Tennessee, and perhaps Florida. Those states are also seeing higher numbers of positive Covid-19 tests, as well as increases in the percentage of tests that come back positive. This indicates that the higher case counts aren’t simply due to more widespread testing finding milder cases.

Call it a reopening backfire. But really: No expert thought that reopening this quickly was going to work in the first place.

Is your state opening up?  If so how are the numbers?

Any thoughts about this return to work thing?

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

2 thoughts on “Open For Business

  1. There were free-for-alls in some shops here today after they reopened. People crushed into Nike World in London, completely ignoring the social distancing. They also ignored the fact that the shoes they were fighting over are mostly made by workers on slave wages in the far east. But that kind of racism isn’t important, at least not to them.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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