I have been engaging periodically with an American-style libertarian from Colorado in comments to Governor Jared Polis' COVID posts. Tonight he posted a quote-mined line and a link to a CDC study that did not say what he thought it said, and I told him so. Below is a slightly edited version of my response.... Continue Reading →
The second wave of COVID may - may - finally be weakening. Just in time for a post-holiday spike and schools to go back in session.
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.
Same pandemic, different week - cases are setting records, positivity is worse than it's been since early May, hospitalizations are about to exceed their peak from April, and deaths are rising too.
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.
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.
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.
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.