Graphs day 77, pandemic day 83, day 154 since the first cases were diagnosed. If you haven’t seen my other post today, check it out now, funk soul brother.
The good news is that nearly all governors have said “lol wtf no” to Trump’s plan to deploy the U.S. military against U.S. citizens on U.S. soil, so at least for another day we avoid American Tiananmen. The Grass Mud Horse lives to make bad jokes another day.
The bad news is that the continuing nationwide protests over the killing of George Floyd have created the perfect environment for COVID-19 to spread. If there’s a spike in cases in the U.S. from Memorial Day weekend, we should start seeing it right about now. If there’s a spike from the recent protests, we should start to see it by the end of next week. If there is not a spike, I think that’s an excellent sign that the first peak of the epidemic in the U.S. is passing.
Also of note is that Chile has now passed the United States for first place in the Big Ten of cases. The United Kingdom is still in first place for deaths.
Total cases of COVID-19 diagnosed worldwide: 6,245,352
Total deaths: 376,427
Cases per million people by country
Deaths per million people by country
Please try it yourself! You can get the data that I used to make these graphs from the European Centers for Disease Control’s Coronavirus Source Data; choose “all four metrics.” You are welcome to use my Excel template (version 3.3). I’d love to see what you can build with it, and I’m happy to help you figure it out!
Update tomorrow, and every day after that until this pandemic comes to an end, unless the U.S. government comes for me first.
Coming Thursday: a post from a Very Special Guest!