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VA COVID Status, March 7, 2021: Optimism?

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  VA COVID  Status, March 7, 2021 Note: I am reporting on yesterday’s numbers. Today is full update The introduction section, situation awareness, is updated with every post.  The figures and tables in the document are always updated, but the text in the remainder of the document is only changed as needed.   The increasing periodicity of the updates is not reflection of decreasing concern over COVID, but rather more a reflection of my energy in my personal medical struggles.  (Oh, on the good news side, I did receive my first dose of the Pfizer Vaccine). Situational Awareness Big picture: We are seeing really bad reporting on the status of covid in the USA.  There has been talk of the numbers plateauing in the decrease.  I am seeing something different:  The numbers are continuing to decrease in the expected constant rate based on epidemiology, which is bout 3.2% per day since mid-January (or 20% per week), but the decrease has slowed down because (weekly numbers) 20% of 12500 is 2500

VA COVID Status, Feb 16, 2021: positive news conitnues

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  VA COVID  Status, Feb 16, 2021 Note: I am reporting on yesterday’s numbers. Life has gotten in the way of updating more regularly.  I am continuing the monitor the numbers, and if the trends change, I will try to update. Otherwise, updates will be sporadic, as I need to tend to my health.  This is full update The introduction section, situation awareness, is updated with every post.  The figures and tables in the document are always updated, but the text in the remainder of the document is only changed as needed. Situational Awareness Big picture: The numbers continue to improve.  This is probably a result of returning to proper social distancing/hygiene after the holidays.  The number of hospitalized continues to drop, and the percent positive is now below 10% again. All positive indicators.  This cannot be explained by just vaccinations:  that would reduce us from the beak by 10-15%, not 50%.  So, good job, Virginia! Keep it up. Yesterday’s case count is 1,770, our second consecuti