Yet One More Coronavirus Factor
I've penned two other brief Coronavirus pieces, prior to this one, yet using essentially the same graph to illustrate aspects of its behavior in the U.S.
Yes, using that very same graph, I now illustrate that it is likely a lessening of restrictions followed by a tightening back up does not return things back to their original bad status, but actually makes matters worse than they were in the first place.
In the first articles, I noted that there is a surge in acknowledged cases of coronavirus after some restrictions in some locations have been decreased. This surge is in persons diagnosed with the virus, rather than deaths, recoveries, deaths due to other causes, etc. Just numbers of persons acknowledged to have the virus.
I noticed that the rate of new cases acknowledged not only increased in number, but in rate as well.That is how many/how fast. So I copied the curve at the point just above the old growth rate and pasted it at the based of the curve to illustrate the amount of confirmed cases is going up faster than if restrictions had not been lifted.
Folks, the lessening of restrictions definitely made matters worse. The question people need to ask themselves is, is it worth it? Or will I take precautions sufficient to keep well?
Image Credit » Edited Johns Hopkins Corona Virus Acknowledge Cases in the U.S. May - July 2020