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Ashish "The pandemic is still with us" Jha+ Your Authors @ashishkjha Physician, researcher, and advocate for the notion that an ounce of data is worth a thousand pounds of opinion. Director @harvardgh. Soon, Dean @Brown_SPH Jul. 16, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

Today’s COVID19 data out via @COVID19Tracking.

One major takeaway: march of the disease across the south and west continues unabated

11 states now in “red zone” with >25 new cases/100K population/ day

In order, FL, AZ, LA, SC, AL, GA, TX, NV, AS, TN, MS, and ID


Collectively, using 7-day rolling averages, these 11 states had:

About 37,000 cases per day
This is up 50% since June 30

About 24,000 pts currently hospitalized with COVID
This is up 65% since June 30

They have about 370 deaths per day
Up 96% since June 30


These states running out of options

All 11 need full public masking order

All 11 need ban on indoor bars, restaurants, clubs, other indoor gatherings including non-essential retail

Starting to see strains of testing capacity in each state – that needs addressing now


Bold action now for so many reasons

Want one?

Bold action now means may be a chance for schools to open later this fall. May be

But waiting means none of these states will be able to keep schools open

We'd be giving up on our kids altogether

And that is not acceptable


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