DutchManDanFan wrote: trwi7 wrote:
This really looks terrible. But are these graphs also avaibale per state with explanation of rules and behaviour per state?
The numbers suggest there must still be many big spreading events. Are people still going to church in large groups? Are they working close to each other? If you stay home as much as possible (not total lockdown) keep enough distance and avoid big crowds (certainly inside), you should be safe certainly with a mask. What is happening over there? We only see the numbers but don’t hear the stories.
Much of the country does not take the virus seriously at all. Rural areas seem to be operating as if its a normal year. I cant say that I blame them. Rural areas havent been hit anywhere near as hard as urban areas. Some urban areas seem set in destroying themselves. Poor leadership has definitely been exposed.
It seems like every source for data and numbers has a slant one way or the other. News media can be unreliable because they care about viewership and ratings only. Government sites can be unreliable because well...I'll leave that one alone. People in general are unreliable because cognitive dissonance and confirmation bias are a hell of a drug.
Around Madison where I live, the local municipalities have recently put in place more strict guidelines including required mask wearing. I don't understand why so many refuse to wear them. People are whiny babies and the don't tread on me bull is maddening. There are very few who legitimately can't because of a medical issue.
The driver of our spikes has largely been college aged kids going to bars and crowded house parties. Bars around Madison have been all but shut down now. Indoor dining at restaurants has also been limited to very small numbers.
Minorities seem to be hit much harder. There are some socioeconomic drivers and some cultural drivers with that that I don't feel informed on enough to really try to explain.
Thankfully, with the average age of infected being younger and hospitals getting better at treating....the fatality rate hasn't spiked up as quickly as the case counts yet. Hopefully, it stays that way.