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Coronavirus Update – March 17 March 18, 2020

Posted by geoff in COVID-19, News.

Dismal St. Patrick’s Day, what with all the bars and restaurants in Colorado closed. I was asking myself, “Couldn’t they have waited one more day to close everything so we could at least give the bars the St. Patrick’s Day revenue boost?”

Then I updated the coronavirus chart and decided that maybe they couldn’t:


Yeah, that’s the United States that’s now riding the exponential curve. Let’s hope that the closures, curfews, and changes in behavior let us avoid the tragic experience of Italy:


China, on the other hand, has reduced its death rate to fewer than 20 per day. But it’s the only country to bend the curve, and their data is always suspect, so I’m going to wait for another country to pull it off before I believe that it’s possible to curb the death rate that quickly.


1. Cathy - March 18, 2020

Thanks, Geoff. As always – you come through with charts…

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