OWN VOICE ~ InPerspective by Gregg Dieguez.
I admit to feeling a little chuffed* at our Bay Area responsible behavior in the face of this Pandemic. We were on it early, on our game, eyes on the ball. Nationally, of course, a total disaster, but not HERE. Right? Well, sit up and pay attention. Not So Fast.
As of today’s data on the new Mercury News CV-19 Dashboard (which is really 5/27) San Mateo County is …. Ooops! 5th worst in deaths per Million in California. I guess THAT’S why they’re still keeping us from parking near parks and beaches… We’re the worst in the Bay Area… [Click to Enlarge Chart]>>>>>
Also SMC is 8th worst in Cases per Million…. among counties in California. And deaths follow cases, so we’re not getting out of this quickly.
On the whole, California just can’t shake the virus. Most days, we’re leading the country in new cases; we’re consistently in the top 5 in new deaths daily. But adjusted for population, we’re better than half the states. As the chart below shows in cases per million, we’re still better off than Washington, which got hit early. And Colorado, which re-opened too early. And Georgia looks bad, having faked the data to trick people into believing re-opening was a good idea.
Mr. Dieguez is a semi-successful, semi-retired MIT entrepreneur who causes occasional controversy in the Coastside. He lives in Montara. He loves to respond to comments.