Friday, July 24, 2020

Florida Man

12,444 new cases there yesterday. As I said before, some signs of plateauing in the worst states, but plateauing at a high level doesn't mean it's coming down. With a 1% (low side) fatality rate, 10,000 daily new cases means, eventually, 100 daily deaths, plus those as-yet-not-entirely-known long term health consequences.

My impression is that panic and focus of coverage subsides when things stop getting obviously worse, but things are bad!