Monday musings 3/13/23-yes, another covid post

I know, I know. I just posted about covid round-up last Monday.

And I had known this was going to happen I would not have posted last Monday.

What happened?

The Johns Hopkins University covid dashboard stopped collecting and updating. As of March 10, 2023, at 0821.

Moment of silence please.

JHU had announced that they were ceasing updating the covid map several weeks ago.

This is where I have gone to get factual numbers and information about infection rates and death. Both the US and worldwide. And a drill down to North Carolina if I desired.

I guess I have to find a new repository of covid data. The JHU website hyperlinks to the World Health Organization (WHO). But the data isn’t presented visually, and it takes several clicks to get through to a dashboard. Of course, there is a discrepancy between the two dashboards, even allowing for the differences in time and accrual techniques. Same for the CDC.

As of March 10, 2023, at 0821, the US covid death total was 1,123,836. And globally, the death total was 6,881,955.

And more every day. 900-1000 per day. Worldwide. And as previously discussed about 1000 per week here. And the hospital I work still has not dropped to zero.

The shutting down of the JHU dashboard data collection is to be expected from a country who wants to negate the changes and challenges of the last three years. Even if they continue.

As long as it does not impact them.

I find the lack of empathy on the behalf of the US to be alarming.

But not surprising.

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