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Thursday, December 10, 2020

A 9/11 a day

We've now surpassed 3,000 daily US Covid-19 fatalities.

More than 1.8 million new US cases across the first nine days of December. Nealry 300,000 Americans have died thus far. Current US mortality rate estimate is 1.94%. Do the arithmetic.
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How many Americans will die of covid-19 before the vaccine reaches scale?

Within days, the United States will probably begin administering vaccines aimed at preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus that emerged last year. It will ramp up slowly, with states determining who receives immunization in what order. The goal is that the country eventually have a large enough population of individuals immune to the virus that it can’t spread easily, a goal that will take months to achieve.

In the meantime, how many more Americans will die?

We are experiencing more deaths from covid-19, the disease caused by the virus, than at any prior point in the pandemic. Both because of a failure at the individual level to take necessary precautions against the virus’s spread and because of a tacit embrace of inaction at the federal and, in some cases, state level, the virus has spread largely out of control for the past three months…

JHU data, from my little Excel sheet. Below, NBC News.


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