Brendan is going to be resuming his weekly Coronavirus updates from NYC. While this is unfortunate as it’s due to things trending downward there, he always provides great personal insight as to what’s happening there.
I was really hoping that I wouldn’t have to resume my weekly updates on the coronavirus ever again. But alas, here I am, resuming my weekly updates on this virus.
While there are still many places in much worse shape than my city and my state, we are trending in a very bad direction. Just a few weeks ago the COVID test positivity rate in my zip code was quite low, but now we are at a positivity rate of 6.5%. Given that we are trending in a direction that could lead to many more hospitalizations and deaths (deaths being a lagging indicator but an indicator that’s also starting to go in the wrong direction in New York State), it seems like a good time to restart my weekly updates.
Another reason I’m restarting my weekly updates is that, even though we’re not quite the center of the COVID universe…
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