What is the impact of reaching ~200,000 new cases a day?
The death curve is going vertical
Not just tracking with hospitalizations.
Our San Diego newspaper front page today @sdut
Our hospitals are quickly filling up now (again).
In the short term, I'n not so sure.

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22 Nov
The good news is that many of the worst-hit states for the US pandemic have started their descent.
Nebraska, New Mexico still on a sharp ascent Image
South Dakota peaked with the highest death rate per capita for any place in the global pandemic Image
Nice that the @CDCgov is discouraging travel at Thanksgiving. Where were they when 450,000 people were assembling for the #SturgisRally?
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20 Nov
Today the @WHO rejects Remdesivir for #COVID19.
The same drug the @US_FDA gave a full approval.
Because the @WHO reviewed all the data and made the right call.
Read 4 tweets
18 Nov
It was "incalculable" on May 24th.
The loss of 250, 000 Americans as of Nov 18th is indescribable. Unfathomable. And mostly preventable.
"They Were Not Simply Names on a List"
"They Were Us"
Each American lost an average of 10 years of life and left behind an average of 9 family members grieving. Still grieving their loss, 6 months later.
Now multiply that 2.5 times.
Our family, friends, patients, coworkers, neighbors, our fellow Americans. Lost souls.
Today we had the highest number of deaths since early May @COVID19Tracking
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18 Nov
The @Pfizer/@BioNTech_Group vaccine trial is complete for efficacy. Of 43,661 participants, 170 events, 162 in placebo group, 8 in the vaccine. That's 95% efficacy; *phenomenal*; replicated @moderna_tx, ~ as good as it gets👇
statnews.com/2020/11/18/pfi… @damiangarde @matthewherper
The only silver lining of rampant covid spread in the US is that the vaccine trials are getting completed much faster
Good timing for this FAQ today @washingtonpost washingtonpost.com/health/2020/11… by @Carolynyjohnson @asteckelberg @PostGraphics
Short answer: They work really well
We'll see all the data, w/ safety, very soon at external advisory mtg
Infographic: where we go from here, important stuff
Read 4 tweets
18 Nov
This is great news tonight--the first--and hopefully a @US_FDA precedent for may more rapid (<30 mins) home covid tests
FDA EUA letter fda.gov/media/143810/d…
My post from July on this. It has taken waaaaay too long but we're getting there. RT-LAMP today, antigen tests to come.
Without prescription, cheap, every household, ASAP
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18 Nov
Yes, America, there is a state with a 62.9% test positivity, the 3rd highest new cases per capita in the world, and a rapidly rising death rate
This section of the country (started w/ the Dakotas), is spreading in every direction. Minnesota now going vertical. Grossly inadequate testing w/ positivity now:
South Dakota 57.5%
Iowa 51.7%
Idaho 42.0%
Kansas 40.9%
Montana 24.6%
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