Friday 11 December 2020

Day 270 of self-isolation - but the USA is getting worse

But the USA is getting worse

You know what they say. If you can't be a good example, at least try not to be a horrible warning. The USA is a horrible warning.


 New cases are running at 220 thousand per day, and still rising.

Hospitalisations are 106688 and rising. But these are the hospitalisatons from cases a couple of weeks ago. That's why they will continue to rise - because cases were rising a couple weeks ago

And the daily death rate just hit 3264, which is some 300 more than in the tragedy of 9/11. Again, deaths lag behind hospitalisations by a week or two. So, since hospitalisations are still rising, deaths will continue to rise for some weeks.

This is what happens when you let a virus run riot. This is what happens when the political leadership tries to pretend that the pandemic isn't happening, and convinces a large section of the population that there isn't a problem. 

And it'll get worse before it gets better.

Christmas is coming, and there will be Covid parties all over America. In Britain too, I'd guess, although I'll be participating via Zoom. 

The light at the end of the tunnel is the vaccine, but even though one of them is approved, it will take time to roll it out.

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