Total US confirmed infections: 8,273,296*
Total US deaths: 221,052
Average US deaths last 7 days: 738 (vs. recent low of 689 4 days ago)
*I suspect the real number is 14-15,000,000, or over 4% of the total US population
Source: COVID Tracking Project
As we head into the cold weather, experts are warning that, as bad as the pandemic has been up until now, it is likely to be far worse over the next few months.
We’ll look at the bad news. But first, let’s look at some good news: 60,000,000 Americans live in two large States that have largely contained the pandemic – California and New York.
My benchmark, as usual is adjoining Canada, which most recently has averaged 6.34 infections per 100,000 people daily:
Canada’s most recent death rate has averaged 0.0534 per 100,000 over the past week (or roughly 1 death daily for every 2,000,000 people):