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COVID work from home – week 22 – 3 Aug – 9 Aug

Monday – pretty much everyone I know who thought this would be over by “early summer” is now thing “early 2021 at the best”. Massive borrowing globally to prop up economies and keep people going. WHO say there may “never be a silver bullet” against COVID. As noted several weeks ago, this is going to become part of the annual flu/COVID shot discipline. UK lockdowns return. 18.2 MM cases confirmed, 691k deaths. US numbers may not be trustworthy.

The Seattle Times BBC The Guardian
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COVID work from home – week 21 – 27 July – 2 Aug

Weekend – Russia planning mass vaccinations. FA Cup with no crowd. Hong Kong delays elections. India as the newest hotspot. European cases continue to pick up. Looks like a second wave is really rolling in now across Europe.

A fresh look for the data from The Seattle Times; maybe six months of data needs it. The 14 day average death rate has picked up; cases are still climbing.

Friday – UK pauses coming out of lockdown/quarantine. 300k new cases globally today. UK beaches are “packed” – look for another bump in numbers from this mid-August. Good read on numbers in Europe.

Thursday – almost 4.5MM US cases; 152k deaths. I know more and more people who have “had” COVID-19 and are completely wiped out afterwards. Staying home, staying safe. England worst excess deaths in Europe between Feb – June. Shocking. Spain heading back to lockdown. US economy crashed 32% in Q2.

Wednesday – WA State positive cases still running >5%; target is 2% which shows measures are working. Graphic from The Seattle Times.


Tuesday – US daily cases – as reported by JHU dashboard – seems to have flattened. Whether this is because cases have flattened, or a result of the changes in reporting (CDC to HHS) remains to be seen. Pandemic economic costs are vast – including $320B for tourism alone. I do wonder what will be left after this. Spain, Iran, Italy – all reporting renewed surge of cases.


Monday – heading into August this week. US is still struggling with 4.2M cases; almost 150k deaths. Good “how to control it” thread from Andy Slavitt – unpopular, political U turns, acknowledgement and humility that it’s not a hoax. I don’t see any of this happening. WHO: ‘most severe health emergency WHO has faced’. New travel restrictions in Europe. More positive cases in the White House.

Seattle Times BBC The Guardian
27 Jul here here here
28 Jul here here here
29 Jul here here here
30 Jul here here here
31 Jul here here here
1 Aug here here here
2 Aug here here here

COVID work from home – week 20 – 20 July – 27 July

Weekend – European talk of second wave; is this poor isolation/masks or mutation? Quarantine measures being reintroduced. Seattle Times has a longer form article on “six months since the first US case”.

Usual Sunday graphic. WA in the steady, steady growth in number of cases. Must be close to going back to absolute lockdown.

Friday – US back above 1000 daily deaths. 15 days to go from 3 to 4 million cases. COVID isn’t going away. My guess is a combined flu/COVID shot every year going forward.

Thursday – Trump starts to realise COVID is real; cancels GOP convention. UK planning in the Spring was “complete failure”. US hits 4M cases. 915,000 new cases in last two weeks in US.

Wednesday – 15M global cases. Hotspots returning in Europe. More school districts in the area go online only.

Tuesday – schools are starting to move to online only for September. Less than six weeks away – and cases are still increasing. Trump says “wear a mask”..

Monday – yes – twenty weeks. Past the middle of July. Summer is passing. Projects I initiated in the early part of the year are coming to fruition and close.

Potential good news on a vaccine. 3.7MM cases in the US, 140k deaths. I know more and more people who have had COVID-19.

The Seattle Times BBC Guardian
20 Jul here here here
21 Jul here here here
22 Jul here here here
23 Jul here here here
24 Jul here here here
25 Jul here here here
26 Jul here here here

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