Category Archives: COVID-19

500,000 Dead: Rage Is the Appropriate Emotion

Yesterday, President Biden led a moment of silence for the 500,000 dead from COVID-19. Throughout this godawful shitty mess, I keep hearing about pandemic fatigue. But I haven’t experienced fatigue. Yes, the restrictions are not enjoyable, to say the least, … Continue reading

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The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: Will D.C. Engage in Magical Thinking and Backslide (Again)

Another week of improvement for D.C. The entire city and all wards, including the ‘low prevalence bastions’ of Ward 2 and 3, are still well above the German rollback threshold of 50 new cases per 100,000 per week–which also is … Continue reading

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Maybe Eighty Percent of State and Local Officials Should Not Be Reelected?

I don’t know if it’s exactly eighty percent–I’m willing to be talked up or down from that particular number. But the failure of our COVID-19 response demands something like this–and, yes, Trump et alia were murderous, but many state and … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on the CDC’s New School Guidance

I realize last week much of the nation was watching jury nullification happen in real time (aka ‘the impeachment trial’), but last week, the CDC released an “Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools through Phased Mitigation.” For the first time in … Continue reading

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We Never Reached Containment

A few weeks ago, D.C. Health Director Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt said something very interesting (boldface mine): “Although we are experiencing downward trends, unless we get to a level of a daily case rate where we have demonstrated containment, which in … Continue reading

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The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: Rounding the Corner, For Now

This week was the first week when things were better across the board, though the prevalence is still too high. The entire city and all wards, including the ‘low prevalence bastions’ of Ward 2 and 3, are still well above … Continue reading

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The Fall Surge Is Finally Noticed, If Barely

A while ago, some asshole with a blog noted: There’s a regular and increasing trend, with some variability, that definitely starts in late October, as noted by the red arrow. It’s not just D.C. either. Here’s California, where article after … Continue reading

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The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: Fewer Cases, More American Carnage

New cases dropped, though they’re still high in absolute terms, but the death toll is horrific. The entire city and all wards, including the ‘low prevalence bastions’ of Ward 2 and 3, are still well above the German rollback threshold … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Is Killing D.C.’s Most Dependent: We Are Failing

Regular readers of my daily and weekly cataloging of the apocalypse in D.C. probably will have send a trend: COVID-19 related deaths in D.C. are skyrocketing. Between October 1 and December 31, D.C. had 164 COVID-19 related deaths, five of … Continue reading

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The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: More of the Same, and That’s Too High

The progress from last week stalled out this week, and deaths keep increasing. The entire city and all wards, including the ‘low prevalence bastions’ of Ward 2 and 3, are now well above the German rollback threshold of 50 new … Continue reading

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