President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Thursday, April 16, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
This is the 30th in a series of nightly updates regarding Wuhan Virus numbers in these United States. As of 2359Z, the below charts reflect current U.S. Wuhan virus numbers.
Chart One’s data table shows Total Infections, Total Fatalities, and the Mortality Rate. The upper graph shows the number of NEW infections by date. As more test materials have made into the field and been put to good use, trend lines are becoming more clear, even if at times, counterintuitive. Today’s number of new infections is 29,053, which is 5,064 fewer than yesterday. The curve in new infections is still moving in the right direction.
The lower graph shows new U.S. Fatalities. Today, we added 2,137 to the total count of American deaths, raising the total to 34,580. This was 481 fewer than yesterday…despite “innovative” classification procedures now promoted by the Federal government.
The second chart shows the U.S. Wuhan Virus Mortality rate. The Mortality Rate (M/R) (calculated by dividing the number of reported U.S. Infections into the number of reported U.S Fatalities) is now over 5%, obviously, a contrived calculation based on corrupted data.
This chart also contains a “What If” graphic. It represents the M/R for reported infections. It also shows the M/R if we assume for each reported case of Wuhan Virus, there are 1, 2 or 3 other persons out there with it. For today’s report:
M/R = 5.11%
+1 = 2.35%
+2 = 1.70%
+3 = 1.28%
Analysis: Today, we have even more artificial tampering with the numbers. See the comments clip from the Worldometers site, where fudging of the numbers becomes even more open and notorious. New York City under the “leadership” of avowed communist apologist, Mayor Bill DeBlasio, took full advantage of loose federal guidelines. The Mayor arbitrarily added over 3700 deaths, absent compelling evidence of Wuhan virus involvement, much less a cause or even contributor of death. Michigan has now joined that procession of perfidy. This is evident by the circled portion of the New Fatalities chart.
I have voiced my concerns with the Managing Editor and we will likely get a decision in a day or so as to the continued value of these updates. Bad numbers make for skewed analysis, but there is also value added in getting this stuff in the public record. More to follow.
The Red State Team hopes this is of some value. Whether it is or isn’t, please let me know in the comments.
Prayers for all the folks on the front lines of this effort who are putting themselves at risk on our behalf.
Below is the screenshot of the Worldometers site, showing the “as of” timestamp for the data in this post.
** On the first chart, I have “hidden” the daily entries from March 1-5, due to space considerations. The data is still reflected in the graphs. Here is a link to the last report that has March 1-5 table data visible, if you need it.