New York City Covid-19 Cases Rising

Andrew Donaldson

Born and raised in West Virginia, Andrew has since lived and traveled around the world several times over. Though frequently writing about politics out of a sense of duty and love of country, most of the time he would prefer discussions on history, culture, occasionally nerding on aviation, and his amateur foodie tendencies. He can usually be found misspelling/misusing words on Twitter @four4thefire and his writing website Yonder and Home. Andrew is the host of Heard Tell podcast.

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4 Responses

  1. Philip H says:

    Just remember it will all go away magically the day after the election

    Unfortunately the statistics don’t lie, and flu season hasn’t even begun yet. My county in South Mississippi is basically back open (albeit with a mask recommendation and social distancing) and our Case Positivity rate is 10.4%.Report

    • Pinky in reply to Philip H says:

      Your state has one of the highest overall rates of infection in the country, but still, statewide you’re currently seeing about 100 deaths per week, at an average age in the mid-70’s. Aren’t mask and social distancing recommendations reasonable? Second question, how bad do you think this flu season is going to be, with so many masks and so much hand sanitizer out there?Report

  2. Kazzy says:

    The rise in NYC is almost entirely due to large religious gatherings surrounding the Jewish high holy days. Schools only just opened and could not/did not contribute to the current rise. Particular neighborhoods have rates as high as 7% while most of the rest of the city is under 1%.

    That doesn’t mean it didn’t happen, isn’t a problem, or that anyone is to blame. But it’s important to recognize what is and is not happen. Large, indoor gatherings without masks and distancing should continue to be avoided as best as possible.Report

  3. Kazzy says:

    Positivity rate strikes me as an odd metric to base re-opening on. You can manipulate the denominator. What does it mean that PR has 100%? There are either errors in their reporting or not enough tests/testing or both.

    Cases per 100K and/or Rt seem to be the most relevant numbersReport