Wat an effect of the horribleness that was last March and April in NY has been that even though cases have been going up again this winter and closures are back in effect, it doesn't feel anywhere near as bad as what we had early last Spring. The infection rate is approaching 10% again but the hospitals aren't filled beyond capacity like they were before. This must be that curve flattening in action. What do you think the mortality rate is in NY taking into account that 1/2 to 2/3 of true cases being missed? Maybe more like 2-3%? That's very high for such a high infection rate! Also, latest projections indicate that within weeks the majority of new infections will be coming from that new highly infectious strain- is this evolution in action? We already have detected cases from the new strain in NYC and also on Long Island where I live. The saddest thing is reading or hearing about entire families dying.....it reminds me of Ebola in Africa I think the US may be near one million deaths by the time this thing is finally under control (hopefully by summer). That new J&J vaccine is a single dose vaccine which is a big plus!
Do you think professional sports should be stopped again? Not having the benefit of the bubble, the NBA has seen a multiplication of new cases.
Also as an aside, the Post Office has experienced severe delays with over 1000 of their employees out sick. I had a package shipped to me from California (three prime lenses for my camera) on December 4th and I didn't get it until January 4th, exactly a month later! The shipper told me he didn't know that shipping first class mail meant it was shipped on the back of a turtle!