Well, I was way too conservative in my predictions for when the US COVID-19 case totals would surpass China’s. That’s according to the excellent (American) Johns Hopkins University interactive website!
I wasn’t sure of the American’s testing capacity, but that didn’t seem to matter much because they are confirming cases at a very high rate compared to many other jurisdictions. That is, the US hasn’t even gotten around to the most of the potential cases yet!
Wow! America is in some serious trouble, but I’m not sure they really have a grasp of it yet, on the whole and on the top among those making the biggest decisions. You’re gonna really need God to bless you to get through this relatively unscathed, America. I’ll even pray for you!
Next target, beat all of Europe, for not just a “win” but a “trouncing”. America loves being #1 at everything, after all, doesn’t it?
May the Force be with you!
So, the US is considering send troops to the Canadian US to intercept illegal migrants as part of that US’ response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Wait, are you kidding me? They think Canadians want to escape our relatively under control COVID-19 situation, with universal healthcare, to go to their pandemic that’s probably out of control already, about to surpass China’s global total and become the #1 country for cases? And that’s only what they’ve tested for. Seriously? Is that how deranged that administration down south is???
They might consider putting troops there to keep their citizens at home, from fleeing to a less infected country with better healthcare system. In the same way draft dodgers came up here during the Viet Nam War to escape their policies at the time, there are probably a lot of people thinking of running to a safer haven in Canada to escape COVID-19! If anything, though I’m suggesting Canada do this, we should be putting troops on our borders to keep out potentially infected Americans from coming up!
As for that wall down south in Mexico, the Mexicans have declared Americans unwanted now and are probably grateful some of that wall got built. They may even be regretful a better one Trump proposed didn’t actually get done. Be careful what you wish for, I guess.
Look at the stats…
US now stands at 65,578 cases as of March 25. China has 81,667 cases.
16,069 difference, but China is only gaining marginally now, like 100 a day.
At this rate, the US could pass China this weekend, possibly Saturday, at barely more than 8,000 per day, which is well lower than the past few days!
However, Italy will likely be first.
At 74,386 cases as of March 25, or 7,281 short and gaining about 5,000 per day, Italy is certain to pass China Saturday.
The US may or may not pass China first, but the US will definitely win the race in the foreseeable future, unless COVID-19 hits hard some poor countries not able to deal with it from lacking resources rather than a bad attitude.
Good luck, USA! Start praying if you haven’t already.
Data from European Centre for Disease Control and the Johns Hopkins University website. The former has a little lag, collecting data at set European times that’s a bit early for North American reporting, rather than JHU that is live as data comes in. However, JHU doesn’t have data tables available for download to look at most recent daily new cases to project.