- I wrote at about 3:30 pm: “Just got in from a little walk. We are number one in coronavirus cases in the world. Within twenty-four hours we will have exceeded 100,000 positive cases. Three days ago-on March 24 at 5:00 p.m. we had 49,126.
We will also exceed 1,500 deaths. Three days ago we had 674. No one is predicting a let up. No one is taking any measures to seriously deal with it. Leadership from Washington is deficient and absent.”
I should have said within four hours. We now have 101,657 cases and 1,581 deaths. Look at Italy, almost a 1,000 deaths a day with a serious lock down. More than 4,800 healthcare workers in Italy have tested positive for coronavirus, accounting for about 9% of the country’s total cases.
How do we function when all the health care workers are sick? People here still walking around without masks and in groups as if nothing is happening. Where’s our leadership? Isn’t it time to take this seriously which we have not done.
I’m adding this after the original post. I urge everyone to take a simple step. Please wear a mask outside. This should be a country mandated requirement. Why can’t this be done? The Asian countries do it; the Western don’t. Isn’t that why Asia is beating this.