If people had followed public health guidelines we'd be able to reopen schools. But they didn't, and now we can't. The data shows why.
This is a response I wrote to a woman who said "Once you catch them stacking the death rate like that you can't trust anything they say."
COVID-19 cases are up and now hospitalizations are too. At the rate we're going, it's only a matter of weeks until Colorado will have to go into lockdown again.
Here's another response I wrote to an anti-masker comment on one of Colorado Governor Jared Polis' Facebook page.
Observations and analysis from the 7/2/2020 COVID-19 dataset and previous weeks including the rise of new hospitalizations and analysis of temporal relationships between data series. And more.
The rate of new cases in Colorado is increasing again. New hospitalizations are flat and expected to start increasing again. Deaths are presently and thankfully few compared to even a month ago, but will start climbing when hospitalizations increase.
There's not a lot of change from last week to this week's COVID data, except that number of of new cases, hospitalizations, and deaths per day is stabilizing, rather than continuing to drop.
The number of new cases is down. New hospitalizations are down. Deaths are also down, but they show worrying signs of stabilizing at levels higher than I would want to see.
Too much going on around here with the end of the school year and working from home. I'll have an update this week, likely published this weekend.