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March 26 Coronavirus Update March 27, 2020

Posted by geoff in COVID-19, News.
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COVID-19’s reign of terror continues, with just over 25K deaths reported worldwide as of this moment. Here are the cumulative casualties in the countries we’ve been tracking:

CoronavirusDeathRateThru5-26Full

Though Italy continues to have the worst experience of any country on the planet, it does appear that their death rate has stabilized at ~700/day for the past week.

The United States’ death rate continues to increase, albeit slowly (chart was taken from Worldometer and modified):

USDeathsPerDayThru3-26At 300 deaths/day, it would take six and half months to reach the death toll of the 2017-2018 flu season. Even at Italy’s death rate, it would take three months.

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1. lauraw - March 27, 2020

The hysterical youtube videos of Italian mayors losing their shit can give you a clue what’s going on in Italy. Lots of people just not paying attention to the quarantine orders, apparently.
Here’s a good compilation:

Honestly, why aren’t we all just wearing little surgical masks, like in S. Korea or Taiwan? They don’t protect the wearer, they protect everybody else from the wearer. So if we all wear them, we can be much safer and still go about our daily lives. I don’t understand why we aren’t doing this one simple thing. Would have been a dillion times cheaper than the trillions we are spending now. Ugh.

2. geoff - March 27, 2020

I think I should stop posting and commenting on this subject, at least when I’m being optimistic. Italy just reported 919 deaths for the day. So far.

3. Retired Geezer - March 27, 2020

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