Still tracking #coronavirus. Here's the #Midwest as of this morning on the New York Times' #COVID19 tracking site, sorted by infection rate. For comparison, on the right you'll see the Midwest 7 and 14 days ago. ImageImageImage
Again, this morning (left) but with 21 days ago (right). Oh, how #Wisconsin has fallen. By which I mean risen. Gone up. Got worse. Whatever. You know what I mean. ImageImage
21 days ago would be right after the WI Supreme Court ruling ending "Safer at Home." In that time, we have doubled the number and rate of cases; 200 more people have died (a 50% increase); and we have lost our position as best in the region for controlling spread of the disease.

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