In 20 days we have jumped from 5 million cases globally to 7.4 million. 400k dead.
The United States is in the lead with 2 million cases and 112k dead. We’ve tested 21 million out of 330 million and have a long way to go.
Since my last update the United States has shifted from daily coronavirus updates to almost zero. States are starting to open up and enter into opening phases.
States like Texas, Florida and Georgia that opened early have seen an uptick in infections which isn’t a good sign. In Pierce County we dropped enough to enter phase 2 of opening businesses, but I see us starting to slowly rise again, and my guess is that it is related to Labor Day weekend where everyone was gathering together.
The United States is in turmoil right now. Protests everywhere ignited by the death of George Floyd by police. There have been numerous instances of police killing black Americans but the killing of George Floyd was sickening in how casual it was.
Protests have erupted everywhere. The White House has 2 miles of fence around it and the Government has come out in force to stop the protesting. It has not worked. There has been looting in several cities initially and that seems to have stopped.
The President is threatening States and Mayors via Twitter, telling them he will intervene if they don’t stop all of this. The Governors and Mayors are telling him to pound sand.
I feel like I’m living in a dystopian film.