COVID-19, Day 53

Almost 72,000 deaths so far. I feel like we just crossed 60,000 a few hours ago.

February 10:

“Now, the virus that we’re talking about having to do — you know, a lot of people think that goes away in April with the heat — as the heat comes in.

February 26:

“And again, when you have 15 people, and the 15 within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero, that’s a pretty good job we’ve done.”

By March 10, more than 30 people were dead and over 1,000 were sick when he said:

“We’re doing a great job with it. And it will go away. Just stay calm. It will go away.”

April 20, 700,000+ infected, 42,000 dead:

“As you know, the low number was supposed to be 100,000 people. We could end up at 50 to 60. Okay?”

May 3, 67,000 dead:

“I used to say 65,000 and now I’m saying 80 or 90 and it goes up and it goes up rapidly.”

New estimates show that, with states opening prematurely, the daily death rate by June 1 will be 3,000 people per day.

One hundred thousand deaths would be a miracle at this point. Almost all of this was avoidable. I think about this every day, and I still can’t properly process it.