Category Archives: DC

D.C.’s Prevalence Estimates Are Pretty Accurate

Like many state* governments, D.C. releases a lot of data about COVID-19, including the number of identified daily new cases. Note the word identified. It’s never been entirely clear how well daily new cases reflect the number of infected people. … Continue reading

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The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: Getting Worse

I just realized this post that was supposed to come out Monday, obviously didn’t. Oops. Across the city as a whole, D.C.’s new cases increased by twenty percent this week, and the city exceeded the German rollback threshold of 50 … Continue reading

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Hard

Observed on Kalorama Road NW, between 17th and Ontario, Adams Morgan, D.C.:

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D.C. Knows Its COVID-19 Situation

We just don’t seem to have a solution, but I’m getting ahead of myself. D.C.’s Mayor Bowser noted this about the state of COVID-19 in the District, and the situation really hasn’t changed since she said this (boldface mine): Experts … Continue reading

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The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: Unchanged and Still Too Prevalent

Overall, the prevalence of COVID-19 is unchanged in D.C. It’s also still too high, as shown below (for reference, a one-week prevalence of 0.007% and a two-week prevalence of 0.014% would be equal to a daily new case rate of … Continue reading

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Hopefully

Observed on Corcoran St NW, between 13th and 14th, Logan Circle, D.C.:

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Bringing Testing to People

One point I try to make on the Twitter machine and on this crappy blog is that we need to bring testing to people. It’s not enough to have the ability to conduct X number of tests, if that capacity … Continue reading

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Sparkle Vote

Observed at the corner of 16th and P Streets, Dupont Circle, D.C:

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The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: Overall, the Same as Last Week

Which still is about seven times as high as a good prevalence, one that allows normal-ish activity (one new case per 100,000 people per day). Wards 2, 4, 5, 7 and 8 improved (Wards 5 and 7 decreased a lot), … Continue reading

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Throw in Some Quiet Too, and You Have a Deal

Observed on Ontario Rd NW, between Florida and Kalorama, Adams Morgan, D.C.:

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