1/😷 Daily #COVID19 Data Discovery
Trying something new: I’ll spend 30-45 min going through the day’s COVID-19 data while making real-time observations

If you want me to look at specific locations, reply and I’ll add it to a running queue.

If this goes well, I’ll do it nightly.
2/😷 Daily #COVID19 Data Discovery
Los Angeles (1/x) I like to start big picture. Let’s look at California.

CA is doing *a lot* of testing, which is why it has 9.4% positivity but
case rate of 698 per 100K.

s: @CodersCovid
u: reports.codersagainstcovid.org Image
3/😷 Daily #COVID19 Data Discovery — Los Angeles (2/x)

In the last 21 days, Los Angeles has reported 3.5X as many cases as the next closest county (San Bernardino) ImageImage
4/😷 Daily #COVID19 Data Discovery — Los Angeles (3/x)

Los Angeles County has reported nearly 6X as many cases as the next closest county (San Diego) ImageImage
5/😷 Daily #COVID19 Data Discovery — Los Angeles (4/x)

For the week ending Jan 7th, Los Angeles County hospitals admitted nearly 3X as many COVID-19 patients as the next closest county (Orange)

It also had over 16K ED visits for COVID-19. Image
6/😷 Daily #COVID19 Data Discovery — Los Angeles (5/x)

Last note Los Angeles County: for the week ending Jan 7th, several hospitals admitted at least 3 children with COVID-19, and there’s an upward trend in pediatric hospitalizations.

Work keeping an eye on. Image
7/😷 Daily #COVID19 Data Discovery — Ventura (1/x)

LA County is definitely experiencing a wave-on-top-of-a-wave-on-top-of-a-wave

Ventura in just starting to feel it. It’s in the “swell” phase at the moment. Case rates are climbing precipitously. Image
8/😷 Daily #COVID19 Data Discovery — Ventura (2/x)

Death rates are climbing, too.

And while the absolute number may not seem that high, it’s worth noting that

1 in 3 COVID-19 deaths in Ventura County have been reported in the last 3 weeks. Image
9/😷 Daily #COVID19 Data Discovery — Ventura Co (3/x)

Hospitalizations are rising even faster than in LA County — that’s problematic because Ventura Co. doesn’t have nearly as much hospital capacity:
🔸7 hospitals
🔸1 in 3 patients are COVID patients ImageImage
10/😷 Daily #COVID19 Data Discovery — Oklahoma (1/x)

Big picture:
🔸Not enough testing
🔸1 out of every 4 tests are coming back (+)
🔸Case and deaths rates are going from worse —> worser Image
11/😷 Daily #COVID19 Data Discovery — Oklahoma (2/x)

Mobility (anonymous cell phone data) suggests:
🔸Summer was a free-for-all

🔸Folks buckled down late October

🔸Folks did NOT stay home for Christmas

Read: the current wave is likely due to holiday gatherings. ImageImageImage
12/😷 Daily #COVID19 Data Discovery — Oklahoma (3/x)

🔸Case rate jumps on Jan 2nd and remains higher, which further argues that Christmas gatherings are driving the current wave

🔸In the last 3 wks, Oklahoma *County* is responsible for 1 out of every 6 cases in the state. ImageImage
13/😷 Daily #COVID19 Data Discovery — Oklahoma (4/x)

I’m worried about the hospital situation.
🔸As of Jan 7, there were only 157 ICU beds available in the state
🔸1 in 5 hospital patients have COVID

If you’re 65+ yrs, visit vaccinate.oklahoma.gov to sign up for a vaccine. Image
14/😷 Daily #COVID19 Data Discovery — Richmond, VA (1/x)

State-level:
🔸Case rate is very high and rising
🔸Deaths high, but falling week-over-week
🔸Adequate testing — that’s good,
🔸Mobility shows increased activity for 12/24 (grocery stores) and 1/3 (parks) Image
15/😷 Daily #COVID19 Data Discovery — Richmond, VA (2/x)

Local level:
🔸Case rates in Henrico, Chesterfield, and Richmond City are high across the board, and rising
🔸Deaths are stable (silver lining) Image
16/😷 Daily #COVID19 Data Discovery — Richmond, VA (3/x)

Local level (cont.):
🔸Alarming that pediatric hospitalizations are rising so quickly. Some of that has to do w/ patients being transferred into the children’s hospital, but even so this stands out…keep an eye on it 👀 Image
17/😷 Daily #COVID19 Data Discovery

This was fun, but my brain is fried ATM. Let’s pause here and pick this up tomorrow evening with:

Eastern Washington
Colorado
Collin County (north of Dallas)
Dallas-Fort Worth

#WearAMask #StayHome #GetVaccinated

/😷
*Updated list for tomorrow (1/12)*
Eastern Washington
Colorado
Collin County (north of Dallas), TX
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
Orange County, CA
Inglewood, CA
😷 Oh boy, let’s add Tuscaloosa, Alabama to the list of places to watch.

H/T @OmarJimenez

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13 Jan
👀 Want to see what Trump’s terrorists did in the Capitol on Jan 6th? Here’s a full playlist of publicly posted Parler videos.
Footage of the crowd outside by @sandibachom (follow her):

2:30 — Man with megaphone *during* the attack: [D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser] called the National Guard in here to clear us out. The Defense Department told her, ‘No, thank you.’ [crowd cheers]

Footage from inside the building as terrorists break in. There’s a person with a megaphone describing the floor plan and instructing them where to go.
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13 Jan
2:30 — Man with megaphone *during* the attack: [D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser] called the National Guard in here to clear us out. The Defense Department told her, ‘No, thank you.’ [crowd cheers]

Footage by @sandibachom
As you’ll recall, the DoD issued a statement on Jan 7 that, in light of this footage, appears to corroborate the claims made by the terrorists. As well as assertions from Maryland Gov. Hogan.

see:
usatoday.com/story/news/pol…

defense.gov/Explore/News/A… ImageImage
Since DoD’s original statement, we’ve learned that it took 3 calls from DC Mayor and a FULL HOUR before Sec Army met to discuss the requests, and 1.5 hrs before *verbal approval* for the DC NG was mobilized. DoD omits Maryland’s request.

H/T @fisher_tx14

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13 Jan
🔥 Members of the MyPillow Party who believe that a guilt-trip will spare them from accountability will regret insulting our intelligence
Fact is, the MyPillow Party is shrinking by the day, as reported by @POLITICO_Steve:

🔸 More than six in 10 voters — 63 percent — disapprove of Trump

This polling took place after Trump’s failed attempt to overthrow American democracy

H/T @DemFromCT

politico.com/news/2021/01/1…
“What’s the rush?” says MyPillow Party Rep. Ken Buck when pressed about the need to take action following Trump’s failed coup.

Who wants to tell him?
Read 8 tweets
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1/😷 Daily #COVID19 Data Discovery — Intro (1/2)
This is a 30-60 min data jam session where I make real-time observations.

If you want me to look at specific locations, reply and I’ll add it to the queue

Unless noted, the source is: @CodersCovid
reports.codersagainstcovid.org
2/😷 Daily #COVID19 Data Discovery — Intro (2/2)

I’ll kick things off w/ some hold-overs from yesterday:

Eastern Washington
Colorado
Dallas-Fort Worth / Collin County
3/😷 Daily #COVID19 Data Discovery — Eastern Washington (1/x)
🔸 Bad news: case rates are still very high
🔸 Good news: case rates are improved compared to 4 weeks ago ImageImage
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13 Jan
👀 Peter Thiel is not going to be happy.
Peter Thiel, a co-founder of PayPal and early investor in Facebook is a well-known venture capitalist that helped Hawley early and often.

vox.com/recode/2019/10…
After a dinner with a key White nationalist, Thiel reportedly wrote in an email that he "really enjoyed" meeting him.

businessinsider.com/facebook-board…
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12 Jan
💩 Nope. I will NOT retweet celebrity journalists with huge platforms that link to scoops and breaking news without giving credit to the journalists that actually did the work.

Also, I have no interest in their quote tweets with derivative “analysis”
It’s shameful how these celebrity journalists w/ hundreds of thousands of followers (or more) go out of their way to:
🔸 follow the link to the story
🔸 copy + paste the URL into a new tweet
🔸 string a few words together and post

Why not just R/T? Why not @ those on the byline?
1/ To be clear: I’m not asking anyone to avoid, or to cancel the folks involved. There’s really just a few of them, and they know who they are…and so do their professional peers and colleagues (some of whom follow me)
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