Teachers' exposure to COVID is higher than anyone else outside of healthcare and law enforcement.
Exponential growth of COVID-19 in Colorado – November 19, 2020 update
New cases, new hospitalizations, and new deaths are all growing exponentially and out of control. The only thing that will save lives now is another lockdown.
COVID-19 in Colorado – October 29, 2020 update
Everything is up and looking to continue to go up until Coloradans take the pandemic seriously again. Which may be only after Governor Polis is forced to impose a second statewide lockdown.
Devil in the details: how masks et al could fail to control COVID-19 but still control seasonal influenza
It is entirely reasonable that the same control measures (masks, distancing, et al) that are failing to control COVID-19 could be controlling influenza well. The devil is in the details.
Don’t believe it – the CDC did not claim 85% of COVID cases were in people wearing masks
Anti-maskers and COVID-hoaxers are claiming that a small CDC study published in September proves masks don't work. The study very nearly finds the opposite.
COVID-19 in Colorado – October 15, 2020 update
New cases are setting new records. Test positivity is over 5% again. New hospitalizations are clearly up and the trend goes back to just after schools statewide went back to in-person learning. And new deaths are starting to increase and will continue to do so until all Coloradans take the pandemic seriously.
A response to a Facebook comment: debunking a false claim from a Sarah Huckabee-Sanders parody account about fewer deaths in 2020 than in 2018 or 2019 (corrected)
The tweet above was misinformation when it was written, yet anti-maskers and COVID-hoaxers continue to share it. Here's my debunking of this tweet.
COVID-19 in Colorado – October 1, 2020 update
Cases are way up. Positivity is up a little. Hospitalizations are up just a bit. Deaths are still low, but unfortunately that's not going to last.
COVID-19 in Colorado – September 17, 2020 update
It's too early to say for sure, but there are some early signs that COVID-19 is increasing in Colorado as a result of schools going back into session.
Mask disclaimers and liability – a response to a Facebook commenter
Liability and cost are why boxes of disposable masks claim to be "not for medical use." The masks will still help reduce COVID-19 transmission.