Category Archives: COVID-19

The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: What Comes Next? Because This Isn’t Working

D.C. appears to have leveled off, but in a horrible place. 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 cases per … Continue reading

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One Year Ago

On Promed: “UNDIAGNOSED PNEUMONIA – CHINA (HUBEI): REQUEST FOR INFORMATION” More innocent times.

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The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: Deadly, and No Change

This week, while not worse than last, was still horrible with 31 deaths. 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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The End Isn’t Right Around the Corner

A general sense I have–and I could be wrong–is that people think vaccine deployment will happen rapidly (though it’s worth noting that the Surgeon General has tried to be more realistic about the timeline). Looking at various sources, this is … Continue reading

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Finally, the Federal COVID-19 Data Are Being Released

A while ago, some asshole with a blog noted that the White House Task Force was keeping its daily data updates secret, in no small part because the results were embarrassing to some states that weren’t taking the pandemic seriously–and … Continue reading

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They Just Don’t Understand

Over the weekend, the Washington Post ran a tour de force piece about all of the Trump Administration’s failures in combating COVID-19. It alternates between infuriating and saddening. There isn’t that much that’s new, but when you see it all … Continue reading

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The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: A Sort-of Shutdown

Well, the inevitable happened, but I’m getting ahead of myself. D.C. continued to level off this week, and the deaths, while entirely predictable, were horrifyingly high. The 22 deaths over the last week should be put in context of the … Continue reading

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D.C. Gets Screwed on Vaccine Distribution

See update below. Or, if you prefer, why D.C. needs two voting senators (boldface mine): With case numbers rising in the nation’s capital, Bowser (D) sent a letter Thursday to officials overseeing the federal Operation Warp Speed vaccination plan, saying … Continue reading

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D.C. Needs a Happy COVID-19 Dashboard

For a while now, it has felt like I’ve been chronicling the apocalypse on a daily basis, as I look at the D.C. COVID-19 data every day. Admittedly, this isn’t exactly a new experience for me, since I’ve worked on … Continue reading

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You Can’t Hoodwink the Virus: The No-Bar Edition

D.C. has done some very good things and some very… not good things when it has come to preventing (or trying to anyway) COVID-19. One concern I’ve had is that the city too often takes the typical New Democrat approach … Continue reading

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