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Tue Oct 20, 2020, 03:09 PM

Coronavirus spreading 'uncontrollably' in much of U.S. -- but not California. Here's why

Source: SF Chronicle

Coronavirus spreading ‘uncontrollably’ in much of U.S. — but not California. Here’s why

Annie Vainshtein Oct. 20, 2020 Updated: Oct. 20, 2020 12:47 p.m.

Seven months into the pandemic, the coronavirus is spreading rampantly across much of the U.S. — with California a very notable exception.

More than half of all states now fall into the “uncontrolled spread” category, according to data gathered by the COVID Exit Strategy. California, by contrast, is one of eight states where transmission is decreasing or flat.

The only states with better case rates than California are New York, New Hampshire, Hawaii, Maine and Vermont, according to the COVID Exit Strategy, a volunteer project created by public health and crisis experts that tracks the states’ performance using data from the COVID Tracking Project and others.

Experts point to several reasons behind California’s current success. But in short, “The decisions made during summer and the end of summer are paying off,” said Ryan Panchadsaram, COVID Exit Project co-founder and former U.S. deputy chief technology officer, who lives in San Francisco. “We’ve sort of hit a plateau, which is reminding us we have to be vigilant.”

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Such variables aside, Swartzberg said at least three elements of California’s efforts have certainly paid off: compliance around mask-wearing and social distancing; overall trust in public health officials and organizations; and sustained caution with phased reopening.

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more plus pictures and graphics at: https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Coronavirus-spreading-uncontrollably-in-15661745.php

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Nice to see California be a good example but also still vigilant.

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Response to PufPuf23 (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 03:13 PM

1. It IS good news. Still, we're working to make things even better.

The old saying comes to mind: As California goes, so goes the nation.

I'd like to see that happen!

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Response to PufPuf23 (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 03:14 PM

2. I see mask everywhere I go. My son was shocked to see massless people when he drove through the sout

And Midwest.

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Response to PufPuf23 (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 03:15 PM

3. We're still number one in total cases, but we're now below the national average per capita...

And the lowest per capita cases of the top ten total case states.

Texas is about to blow past us and take the top spot.

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 03:29 PM

5. Texas has more total Covid deaths than California

17,599 for TX
17,001 for CA

While CA has a greater total population, 39,512,223 versus 28,995,881 for TX

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/

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Response to PufPuf23 (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 03:19 PM

4. An interesting chart - charting covid 19..to the point concerning CA

http://dangoodspeed.com/covid/total-cases-since-june?fbclid=IwAR0lXur9HYepdiY84FbgvUH7ZVsOhq051dlrYaC_-OTwl5vQhqUlum3TQhM

I have been following this chart off and on....click on Oct 1st for current spikes..and watch the changes..so sad..it didn't have to be this way....

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Response to PufPuf23 (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 03:30 PM

6. My daughter lives in Monterey county, which is currently "Purple", meaning uncontrolled spread nt

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Response to PufPuf23 (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 03:58 PM

7. Most of Ca has widespread or substantial cases according to our official info.


https://covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy/

We just tightened the restrictions on how many people you can visit, so it will probably get better.


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Response to PufPuf23 (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 04:01 PM

8. If the most populous state can do this then any state can!

Trust SCIENCE!
Listen to the Health Experts!
Wear your damned mask whenever outside!

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Response to sdfernando (Reply #8)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 07:06 PM

13. +1000

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Response to PufPuf23 (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 04:43 PM

9. Locking

After being alerted on and forum hosts agree, this is an analysis piece, which means it belongs in GD instead of in LBN. Feel free to repost it there.

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Response to PufPuf23 (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 05:35 PM

10. San Diego is increasing and about to go into the purple zone.

The counties below LA are all higher now and new restrictions will probably be implemented soon.

https://www.kpbs.org/news/2020/oct/05/coronavirus-san-diego-live-updates-covid-19/

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Response to PufPuf23 (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 05:55 PM

11. CA, NY, NH, HI, ME, VT are all blue states. Do you suppose there is greater wisdom in blue?

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #11)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 07:05 PM

12. It's a rarity to see anyone out in public without a mask around here.

Necessary precautions aren't all that hard. They're not all that onerous. Why the rest of the country can't follow suit, I have no idea.

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Response to PufPuf23 (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 07:40 PM

14. Meanwhile, Republicans in CA are trying to recall Newsom for his health orders!

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