Aversion to Masks? How Masks Make A Difference

Why Wear a Mask? An organization called Masks Save Lives is currently calling out a link between “low mask acceptance cultures” and how badly COVID-19 outbreaks are affecting these areas and their failures to flatten the curve once outbreaks began. Research potentially supports this division, a 2009 study in Australia found that the data couldContinue reading “Aversion to Masks? How Masks Make A Difference”

Recovery: If 1 million Americans get coronavirus, what will the recovery look like?

Success With Flattening the Curve Remember how we were projected to have 2.5 Million cases? We have reduced the projected number of infected Americans by 1.5 Million to only 1 Million. 1 Million is not great, but that’s a big change. That is called flattening the curve and everyone should be thinking that is reallyContinue reading “Recovery: If 1 million Americans get coronavirus, what will the recovery look like?”

Coronavirus US Curve Update: How’s That Flattening Going?

The start of April 2020 has been hard for the United States. Forecasting Cumulative Case Totals It is really cool to watch the things start to flatten. But is that flattening from New York City? Unlikely. As of 5 April 2020, we pushed the 500,000 milestone out to 6-7 of April from what was predictedContinue reading “Coronavirus US Curve Update: How’s That Flattening Going?”

How Behaviors Impact Coronavirus Spread & Confirmed Case Reporting

Part 1 – Introduction to Issues This is a pretty loaded topic. Breaking this one up into several parts. In this post I’m addressing limitations to medical accessibility, such as uninsured rates, caregiving, and religious exemption from government advised or required disease control practices, such as social distancing. Let’s talk about human behavior and howContinue reading “How Behaviors Impact Coronavirus Spread & Confirmed Case Reporting”