Category Archives: DC

A Bit Optimistic for Late November

Observed on 15th Street, between Church and Q NW, Dupont Circle, D.C.:

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The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: Our Response Is a Kinder, Gentler Trumpism

Needless to say, that means the state of the state is not good. It was another disastrous week for COVID-19 in D.C. The entire city and all wards, including the ‘low prevalence bastions’ of Ward 2 and 3, are now … Continue reading

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Creepy Donnie

Though when isn’t he creepy? Observed at the corner of 16th and P Streets NW, Dupont Circle, D.C.:

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The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: We Need to Rollback

Two weeks ago, I said D.C. would break the phase 1 threshold of 15 new daily positives/100,000 in one week. Well, I was wrong: it took eight days. And it was obvious, as there is no concrete plan to lower … Continue reading

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Stead Sunset

Stead Park, observed from the corner of 16th and Church Streets NW, Dupont Circle:

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We Need to Go Backwards on Contract Tracing

Regular followers of my cataloging the COVID-19 statistics for D.C. will know that I routinely argue that we still don’t understand the specifics of COVID-19 transmission in D.C.: Despite being months into the pandemic, we still don’t understand how spread … Continue reading

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The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: On the Edge

With the fate of a prominent local politician having been decided, we now return to our regular cataloging of the apocalypse. Before we get to the data, a sincere plea: if you spent a considerable time in crowds this weekend … Continue reading

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Joy in the District

Observed at the corner of 16th and P Streets NW, Dupont Circle, D.C.: I doubt the media will be asking conservatives why they think most cities in the U.S. on Saturday acted like we had just blown up the Death … Continue reading

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The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: Likely Rollback to Phase 1 in a Week

Unless, of course, Mayor Bowser decides to ignore one of the key metrics, but I’m getting ahead of myself. Every ward in D.C., other than Ward 2, saw massive increases, and the city as a whole had a 52% increase … Continue reading

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Masonic Rose

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

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