The Count

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Here’s the count of coronavirus cases diagnosed by day in the U.S.A. since February 15, per the site worldometers.com. It demonstrates the exponential growth of the virus. These aren’t deaths; just positive diagnoses for infection. It helps us understand why people in power did not take this seriously at first and brushed aside projections from experts in infectious disease. The numbers indicate the total number of Americans infected that day. As you can see, in the beginning the number actually went down in the beginning.

By the time those in power began to appreciate what the experts were saying to them, it was already too late (Climate change: “Hold my beer“).

February 15……….. 12

February 20………. 10

February 21……….. 29

February 24………. 48

February 27………. 54

March 1…………….. 65

March 2…………….. 85

March 3…………….. 106

March 4……………… 138

March 5………………. 200

March 6………………. 289

March 7……………… 401

March 8……………… 504

March 9……………… 663

March 10…………….. 949

March 11…………….. 1,248

March 12…………….. 1,625

March 13……………. 2,157

March 14…………… 2,830

March 15…………. 3,553

March 16………….. 4,503

March 17…………… 6,196

March 18……………. 9,003

March 19…………….. 13,474

March 20……………… 18,980

It’s important to remember that these numbers only represent the minuscule percentage of the American population that has actually been tested. The amount of people who have been positive this entire time has been a multiple greater than the number corresponding to that date at every date.

And while most of us won’t die from coronavirus, a significant number or people will. Particularly because of the carelessness and recklessness of others the past fortnight.

You may have noticed the evolution in the past month yourself. First, someone in China had it. Then, a famous basketball player had it. By now, you may know someone personally who has tested positive (that happened for me today). The next step will be when you know someone personally who has died from it.

Stay safe, everyone. And keep it on “mute” unless Dr. Fauci is speaking.

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