08 June 2020

Parallax View - part the eighth

Another week's up, so here are today's numbers:
25 to 99 - 820
 5 to 24 - 680
      <5 - 351

Some might look at these numbers and see that they've gone down over the last few weeks. Well, only sort of. The two lower groups have gone down, but there's some problems. As each previous week, 1,000 and up continues to rise, now 254. The county total also rises, to 2,957, ever smaller difference to total counties. What's more important, one might surmise, is that the next two groups (25 to 999) come to 1,672, which puts the total of the top three groups to more than half of counties. Like an old-fashioned coffee pot, Covid percolates right along. Yeah, as Mike said, "by Memorial Day weekend we will largely have this coronavirus epidemic behind us". If you do look at the map, one might reasonably conclude that the South will rise again. One might also discern a pincer movement against the Great Plains, the greater southeast moving west-northwest and the pacific marching east. And don't be fooled by the apparent safety of the east face of the Rockies, it is just empty mountain, after all.

And for our next contestent, we have another seeding, at least as bad as the Florida Covidiots
Oklahoma State linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga, one of the three players, announced on Twitter he had tested positive after attending a protest in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

After attending a protest in Tulsa AND being well protective of myself, I have tested positive for COVID-19. Please, if you are going to protest, take care of yourself and stay safe.
— Amen Ogbongbemiga (@closedprayer) June 3, 2020

Just one of many such situations. We'll see if the seeds sprout in a couple of weeks.

Not to forget the throngs in cities big and small continuing to protest police misconduct. Lots of masks, but lots of not-masks on the teeVee news. The pundits have predicted new clusters over the next couple of weeks. It would be foolish to disagree.

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