I’ve been writing daily updates for social media on the Covid-19 pandemic for the past 100 days or so. Since I have made them public, I figured I would share them here as well.
The top three quintiles of states by vote Republican for president in 2017 now each have an average daily case rates for covid-19 than the bottom two quintiles. It is in their courts now to see how they manage things and stack up to Cuomo. I’d say Newsom (CA) too, but we do not have things under control here and have not seen the sustained declines in daily new cases per capita that New York has achieved. Arizona, Arkansas, Alabama it is your turn to show some leadership.
I continue to believe that the best option is to adjust personal behavior (in the absence of government requirements) to minimize transmission risk (social distancing and universal mask wearing) so that we can buy time for further development of treatments and vaccines. It is our only option if we don’t want to see several times the number of deaths we’ve seen already. We’re still only at the beginning in pandemic time.