Monthly Archives: May 2020

Michigan’s Gretchen Whitmer saves lives

Gretchen Whitmer, governor of Michigan, has been steadfast in fighting the COVID-19 epidemic. Even though some of her efforts have been thwarted by political opponents, she has triumphed in making social distancing and lockdown actually work.

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This is why

Urban COVID

Per capita, many of the places hardest hit by COVID-19 aren’t urban, but rural (blue circles mark areas with at least 50 cases per day per million population, red circles those with at least 100):

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A Tale of Two Cities

March of this year coronavirus exploded in New York, especially New York City (NYC), plagued by nearly 2,600 deaths (over 300 per million population) by month’s end. Worse yet, new deaths were spreading rapidly. The disease was slower to arrive in Chicago, with only 61 total deaths by the end of March: a mere 12 per million population, less than 1/25th the number seen in NYC.

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COVID-19: a Tale of Two Countries

March of this year coronavirus exploded in Europe, including in Switzerland, hit with over 16,000 cases (nearly 2,000 per million population) by month’s end. Worse yet, new cases were spreading rapidly. The disease was slower to arrive in Sweden, with fewer than 2,000 total cases by the end of March for the whole nation: a mere 190 per million population, less than one tenth the rate seen in Switzerland.

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Where’s Waldo? (COVID-19 edition)

Through 2020-May-05.

COVID-19 Update: 2020-May-02


DAILY DEATH RATE

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