3K deaths to be the new "normal" by new years.


Today's shocking death toll - over 3,000 - will be "normal" two weeks from now.

Our record hospitalizations will be broken repeatedly in the days to come.

And we still have open indoor dining and bars in many parts of the country. The vaccines won't have a significant impact on our death numbers until February, at the earliest, and even then it will be gradual.

I think that today's 7-day case average implies a 7-day average death rate of 3600 by New Year's day. And since our case curve doesn't appear to be plateauing, January may rise from there.
Just horrible, and so preventable.

This isn't all Trump, there are a lot of governors and legislatures of both parties that need to be doing more. But some leadership from the top would sure as hell help.

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