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The SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic - A Utah Perspective
Utah continued it downward trend this pat week, again monotonically decreasing. Very impressive.
Where we go from here largely depends on (1) continued good behavior, (2) increased vaccinations, and (3) little influence from the SARS-CoV-2 mutations
Deaths decreased to a level that Utah should have reached two weeks ago. The reason for the prior increase is not clear.
Most Recent Week
March 7, 2021
While the United States reached it's best level since October, somehow several nations in Europe had unexpected significant increases in cases. This may be an issue with the new coronavirus variants. France, Italy, and Greece turned in truly scary increases. In Asia, the Philippines and South Korea both saw significant rises in case counts. In South America Brazil reported MORE CASES than the United States, no country has achieved that in months.
The best and worst states in the U.S.:
Infection Rates: Death Rates:
The Data for This Week:
Prior Data - Select from the list below
Highlights of the Pandemic
  • Most outrageous statement by any U.S. Politician: Governor Newsom of California said 56% of his state would be infected. That would be about 22 million people. Three weeks after his statement, the state has 0.01% of its citizens infected I can promise you that will not happen. So far California is a shining example to the nation with a 0.04% infection rate (April 7).
  • On April 7 Dr. anthony Fauci, the leading epidimeologist for the U.S. government has complemented Utah effort at social distancing,even though our infection rate is at 0.06%, somewhat above California's rate.
  • I was wrong that the virus does not like hot weater based on many tropical counties having small case counts. As it turns out they were just doing a great job limiting infections
  • Much of the U.S. opened too early at the end of May, thinking the worst was over, at that point too many people assumed it was all over and everything could return to normal. They turned out to be "dead" wrong.
  • Pandemic - The SARS-Cov 2 Virus