The US leads the world in cases, with over 30,000 added since yesterday for a total of more than 276,000. The US has had more than 1,300 deaths since yesterday. NY has more than 100,000 cases and is adding almost 10,000 cases per day. New York may overtake some European countries in total number of cases soon. If things continue this way the US will be the new epicenter of the global pandemic. More interesting stats:
Now daily new cases:
• US still boldly going where no country has gone before, at >20k new confirmed cases per day. Destined to end up the worst-affected country in the world.
• France possibly joining Italy and Spain in seeing new cases plateau and begin to dip pic.twitter.com/Suqk5YnG02
— John Burn-Murdoch (@jburnmurdoch) April 3, 2020
The State Department continues to warn US citizens abroad who wish to return to travel home now, before it’s too late:
We urge US citizens who wish to return to the US to do so now, or be prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.
— Travel – State Dept (@TravelGov) April 2, 2020
The Acting Secretary of the Navy makes a well thought-out statement on the rationale for Captain Crozier’s removal. The Secretary of the Navy also recognized Crozier’s love for his sailors, which is touching no matter where you stand on the issue. Here’s of video of Crozier leaving the carrier. Remember, readers, that this is a picture of other folks’ feelings about it, not necessarily that of the blog/writers:
Watch this video of the send off of Captain Crozier, commander of the aircraft carrier USS Roosevelt who was fired yesterday for sounding the alarm to protect his sailors. Tells you everything you need to know about the type of #leader he is. pic.twitter.com/z9q3pTJpgZ
— Amber Smith (@AmberSmithUSA) April 3, 2020
5% of Rikers Island inmates are now infected. The rate of infections/1000 people is also rising very quickly in this population. Will the prison be forced to release inmates to stop the spread?
Beware of fake Chinese masks. They’re coming through organized crime pipelines. Properly produced KN95s may become FDA approved if inspected and found authentic. Buyer beware!
We’ve warned that social distancing measures will have to last quite a long time to work. Many Americans are underestimating how long this will last. Flattening the curve means drawing the curve out over time—we may not see a peak until May or June, and double peaks are possible if people try to return to normal too soon. The end of April is certainly not a time frame to be aiming for.
To illustrate the point about resurgence, see Singapore:
Singapore — which has had one of the earliest and best responses of any country — is going back into lockdown https://t.co/U0GMoKhDEZ
— Joe Weisenthal (@TheStalwart) April 3, 2020
NBC Now shares some eye-opening videos and statistics:
America, 2020 pic.twitter.com/i6S28NWxaU
— NBC News NOW (@NBCNewsNow) April 2, 2020
The CDC says it’s time to wear masks in public. And nobody can find any. Here’s our compilation of recs on making your own.
The CDC is recommending that Americans consider wearing face masks in public settings, President Trump said Friday, though he added he is choosing not to do it.
— QuickTake by Bloomberg (@QuickTake) April 3, 2020