Saturday, August 15, 2020

Spreading COVID-19 in the United States

The United States of "You call that a pandemic? Hold my beer!"

I was looking at the CNN COVID-19 spread webpage again today, and got annoyed how the logarithmic chart they use makes it look like the spread is slowing down (not their intention, but most people don't understand logarithmic charts).  So, I dug around to find one that shows it in linear scale, instead.

Then I thought I'd mock it up, to really try to spell it out for the slow kids in the classroom.

"You can't cure stupid."  - Old axiom
"...but maybe a virus can kill it."  - COVID-19 corollary


  1. And over here, I feel like the government has their head completely in the sand about it :(

    Hope you're staying safe, at least!

    1. Hi Fern! HUGS!

      My household has been very isolationist, going out only for work and necessary shopping.

      Yeah, the numbers are terrifying, and our "leaders" are absolute rot.

      I mean, seriously, now Trump is basically trying to pull of a coup d'etat - and worse, his Worshipful Flock are "waiting for their call to arms." No, seriously, I've seen some of their social media posts. I'm hoping the FBI and law enforcement are all over this (although, some of these lunatics ARE law enforcement).

      It's like "Left Behind," with the irony that these people are the butt of their own joke, and are so divorced from reality, they may never understand, even looking back 20 years later.

      COVID-19 cases are spiking most in Trump Country.
      "You can't cure stupidity, but maybe a virus can kill it."
      Ironic again, if the virus prevents the lunatic coup d'etat.

  2. #Electiongeddon2020

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  3. Today is Nov 11.
    10 million cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the United States. That's 20% of the global cases, in a country with 4.25% of the global population.

    The US 240,000 deaths, with global 1.28 million dead from this virus - about 20%. Imagine that.

    Trump and the Republicans own those deaths.

    CNN COVID-19 Tracker


    All the President’s Lies About the Coronavirus