US & Italian COVID-19 Individual Case Totals Will Pass China by this Weekend (at latest)

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.

Soccer and Rugby Fans Facebook Friends Tagging Challenge

I created these tagging challenges for fans of North American, English and Aussie rules rubgy, or people who know lots of those fans. The tagging challenges can be done on Facebook, MySpace, LiveJournal or other platforms where you can tag people on pictures.

The idea is to see how diverse is the group of soccer/rugby fans you know, and how does that compare to your fellow soccer/rugby loving friends. It’s no fun if everybody supported the team you supported, you know!

  • Pick a Facebook tagging meme of your choice based on the leagues below: Major League Soccer (MLS), Rugby Super League (RSL) and National Rugby League (NRL).
  • Tag one person you know whose favourite team is represented by the team logo. It has to be that person’s favourite team as you can’t tag a person twice on the same photo.
  • How many teams can you tag? And how does this compare to your friends who might have done this same challenge?

Here’s how to get these graphics for your tagging fun:

  • Click on a picture below to get it at full size.
  • Right click on that picture and save to your computer.
  • Upload it to your Facebook profile.
  • Tag your friends!

Fancy yourself quite the social sports fan, or this isn’t your sport? Try the same Facebook tagging challenges for:

Please click here for a complete list of over 100 Facebook picture tagging memes on this site with which you can use for fun with your friends.

Enjoy!