Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

From the Wisconsin Department of Health Services web site, updated each day at 2:00 pm:

In all of Wisconsin, 4,654 more people were tested since the day before, raising the total number of people tested to 128,013 out of a population of 5,822,000 (2.20%).

  • 484 more cases of COVID-19 were reported, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 10,902 (8.52% of all tested).
  • 3 more deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported, raising the total number of deaths in the state attributed to COVID-19 to 421 (3.86% of all confirmed).

In Brown County, 387 more people were tested since the day before, raising the total number of people tested to 8,902 out of a population of 264,542 (3.37%).

  • 24 more cases of COVID-19 were reported, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 1,982 (22.26% of all tested).
  • No more deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported, raising the total number of deaths in the county attributed to COVID-19 to 20 (1.01% of all confirmed).

In Dane County, 404 more people were tested since the day before, raising the total number of people tested to 15,618 out of a population of 546,695 (2.86%).

  • 13 more cases of COVID-19 were reported, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 490 (3.14% of all tested).
  • No more deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported, raising the total number of deaths in the county attributed to COVID-19 to 22 (4.49% of all confirmed). The last increase, from 21 to 22, was on 4/29/20.

In Milwaukee County, 1,018 more people were tested since the day before, raising the total number of people tested to 27,433 out of a population of 945,726 (2.90%).

  • 146 more cases of COVID-19 were reported, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 4,215 (15.36% of all tested).
  • 1 more death attributed to COVID-19 was reported, raising the total number of deaths in the county attributed to COVID-19 to 236 (5.60% of all confirmed).

In a 4-3 decision, the Wisconsin supreme court today stuck down the ‘safe at home’ order issued by Governor Tony Evers. This decision was written by 4 conservative justices: Chief Justice Patience Roggensack, Rebecca Bradley, Daniel Kelly & Annette Ziegler. The majority opinion says the governor’s order to stay home should have been issued a rule instead of an order. No one in the legislature has submitted a proposed rule, leaving the ship of state rudderless.

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According to the the Johns Hopkins live map, updated at 5:32 am today, 83,854 new cases of COVID-19 were reported around the world in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of reported cases to 4,278,180.

5,701 deaths due to COVID-19 were reported around the world in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 292,316 deaths.

The U.S. reported 22,080 new cases in the past 24 hours, one-quarter of all the new cases in the world, bringing the total of new cases to 1,370,016, thirty-two percent of the world’s total.

The U.S. reported 1,705 Americans died of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, for a total of 82,389 deaths, twenty-eight percent of the world’s total.

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Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

From the Wisconsin Department of Health Services web site, updated each day at 2:00 pm:

In all of Wisconsin, 4,908 more people were tested since the day before, raising the total number of people tested to 123,359 out of a population of 5,822,000 (2.19%).

  • 193 more cases of COVID-19 were reported, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 10,611 (8.60% of all tested).
  • 9 more deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported, raising the total number of deaths in the state attributed to COVID-19 to 418 (3.94% of all confirmed).

In Brown County, 593 more people were tested since the day before, raising the total number of people tested to 8,515 out of a population of 264,542 (3.22%).

  • 34 more cases of COVID-19 were reported, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 1,958 (22.99% of all tested).
  • 2 more deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported, raising the total number of deaths in the county attributed to COVID-19 to 20 (1.02% of all confirmed).

In Dane County, 386 more people were tested since the day before, raising the total number of people tested to 15,214 out of a population of 546,695 (2.78%).

  • 3 more cases of COVID-19 were reported, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 477 (3.14% of all tested).
  • No more deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported, raising the total number of deaths in the county attributed to COVID-19 to 22 (4.61% of all confirmed). The last increase, from 21 to 22, was on 4/29/20.

In Milwaukee County, 471 more people were tested since the day before, raising the total number of people tested to 26,415 out of a population of 945,726 (2.79%).

  • 47 more cases of COVID-19 were reported, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 4,069 (15.40% of all tested).
  • 4 more deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported, raising the total number of deaths in the county attributed to COVID-19 to 235 (5.78% of all confirmed).
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According to the the Johns Hopkins live map, updated at 5:32 am today, 72,153 new cases of COVID-19 were reported around the world in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of reported cases to 4,194,326.

3,668 deaths due to COVID-19 were reported around the world in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 286,615 deaths.

The U.S. reported 18,137 new cases in the past 24 hours, one-quarter of all the new cases in the world, bringing the total of new cases to 1,347,936, thirty-two percent of the world’s total.

The U.S. reported 1,156 Americans died of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, for a total of 80,684 deaths, twenty-eight percent of the world’s total.

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Monday, May 11th, 2020

Weijia Wang, correspondent for CBS News: “You’ve said many times that the U.S. is doing far better than any other country when it comes to testing. Why does that matter? Why is it a global competition to you if, every day, Americans are losing their lives and we’re still seeing more cases every day?”

Trump: “Well, they’re losing their lives everywhere in the world, and maybe that’s a question you should ask China. Don’t ask me, ask China that question, okay? When you ask them that question, you may get a very unusual answer. Yes, behind you, please.”

Wang: “Sir, why are you saying that to me, specifically, than I should ask China?”

Trump: “I’m telling you. I’m not saying it specifically to anybody. I’m saying it to anybody that would ask a nasty question like that.”

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From the Wisconsin Department of Health Services web site, updated each day at 2:00 pm:

In all of Wisconsin, 3,069 more people were tested since the day before (a decrease of 30.11%), raising the total number of people tested to 118,451 out of a population of 5,822,000 (2.03%).

  • 199 more cases of COVID-19 were confirmed (a decrease of 28.93%), raising the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 10,418 (8.80% of all tested).
  • 9 more deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported (an increase of 350%), raising the total number of deaths in the state attributed to COVID-19 to 409 (3.91% of all confirmed).

In Brown County, 177 more people were tested since the day before (an increase of 66.04%), raising the total number of people tested to 7,922 out of a population of 264,542 (2.99%).

  • 27 more cases of COVID-19 were confirmed (a decrease of 57.14%), raising the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 1,924 (24.29% of all tested).
  • No more deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported (no increase or decrease), raising the total number of deaths in the county attributed to COVID-19 to 18 (0.94% of all confirmed).

In Dane County, 322 more people were tested since the day before (an increase of 0.31%), raising the total number of people tested to 14,828 out of a population of 546,695 (2.71%).

  • 2 more cases of COVID-19 were confirmed (a decrease of 71.43%), raising the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 474 (3.20% of all tested).
  • No more deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported (no increase or decrease), raising the total number of deaths in the county attributed to COVID-19 to 22 (4.64% of all confirmed). The last increase, from 21 to 22, was on 4/29/20.

In Milwaukee County, 378 more people were tested since the day before (a decrease of 55.79%), raising the total number of people tested to 25,944 out of a population of 945,726 (2.74%).

  • 70 more cases of COVID-19 were confirmed (a decrease of 28.57%), raising the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 4,022 (15.50% of all tested).
  • 6 more deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported (an increase of 600%), raising the total number of deaths in the county attributed to COVID-19 to 231 (5.74% of all confirmed).
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From the Johns Hopkins live map, updated at 5:32 am:

There were 4,122,173 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world and 282,947 deaths.

In the U.S. there were 1,329,799 confirmed cases, thirty-two percent of the world’s total and 20,258 more than this time yesterday. 79,528 Americans have died from COVID-19, twenty-eight percent of the world’s total and 734 more than this time yesterday.

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Sunday, May 10th, 2020

From the Wisconsin Department of Health Services web site, updated each day at 2:00 pm:

In all of Wisconsin, 3,508 more people were tested since the day before (a decrease of 30.11%), raising the total number of people tested to 115,382 out of a population of 5,822,000 (1.98%).

  • 280 more cases of COVID-19 were confirmed (a decrease of 19.77%), raising the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 10,219 (8.86% of all tested).
  • 2 more deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported (a decrease of 85.71%), raising the total number of deaths in the state attributed to COVID-19 to 400 (3.91% of all confirmed).

In Brown County, 106 more people were tested since the day before (a decrease of 43.01%), raising the total number of people tested to 7,745 out of a population of 264,542 (2.93%).

  • 63 more cases of COVID-19 were confirmed (an increase of 10.53%), raising the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 1,897 (24.49% of all tested).
  • No more deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported (a decrease of 100%), raising the total number of deaths in the county attributed to COVID-19 to 18 (0.95% of all confirmed).

In Dane County, 321 more people were tested since the day before (a decrease of 5.03%), raising the total number of people tested to 14,506 out of a population of 546,695 (2.65%).

  • 7 more cases of COVID-19 were confirmed (a decrease of 30.00%), raising the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 472 (3.25% of all tested).
  • No more deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported (no increase or decrease), raising the total number of deaths in the county attributed to COVID-19 to 22 (4.66% of all confirmed). The last increase, from 21 to 22, was on 4/29/20.

In Milwaukee County, 855 more people were tested since the day before (a decrease of 37.18%), raising the total number of people tested to 25,566 out of a population of 945,726 (2.70%).

  • 98 more cases of COVID-19 were confirmed (a decrease of 25.76%), raising the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 3,952 (15.46% of all tested).
  • 1 more death attributed to COVID-19 was reported (a decrease of 80.00%), raising the total number of deaths in the county attributed to COVID-19 to 225 (5.69% of all confirmed).
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WHAT THE WHAT

snow is forecast today

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From the Johns Hopkins live map, updated at 5:32 am:

There were 4,041,520 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world and 279,593 deaths.

In the U.S. there were 1,309,541 confirmed cases, thirty-two percent of the world’s total and 25,612 more than this time yesterday. 78,794 Americans have died from COVID-19, twenty-eight percent of the world’s total and 1,614 more than this time yesterday.

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Saturday, May 9th, 2020

From the Wisconsin Department of Health Services web site, updated each day at 2:00 pm:

In all of Wisconsin, 5,019 more people were tested since the day before, raising the total number of people tested to 111,874 out of a population of 5,822,000 (1.92%).

  • 349 more cases of COVID-19 were confirmed, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 9,939 (8.88% of all tested).
  • 14 more deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported, raising the total number of deaths in the state attributed to COVID-19 to 398 (4.00% of all confirmed).

In Brown County, 186 more people were tested since the day before, raising the total number of people tested to 7,639 out of a population of 264,542 (2.89%).

  • 57 more cases of COVID-19 were confirmed, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 1,834 (24.01% of all tested).
  • 5 more deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported, raising the total number of deaths in the county attributed to COVID-19 to 18 (0.98% of all confirmed).

In Dane County, 338 more people were tested since the day before, raising the total number of people tested to 14,185 out of a population of 546,695 (2.59%).

  • 10 more cases of COVID-19 were confirmed, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 465 (3.28% of all tested).
  • No more deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported, raising the total number of deaths in the county attributed to COVID-19 to 22 (4.73% of all confirmed). The last increase, from 21 to 22, was on 4/29/20.

In Milwaukee County, 1,361 more people were tested since the day before, raising the total number of people tested to 24,711 out of a population of 945,726 (2.61%).

  • 132 more cases of COVID-19 were confirmed, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 3,854 (15.60% of all tested).
  • 5 more deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported, raising the total number of deaths in the county attributed to COVID-19 to 224 (5.81% of all confirmed).
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From the Johns Hopkins live map, updated at 5:32 am:

There were 3,954,897 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world and 275,179 deaths.

In the U.S. there were 1,283,929 confirmed cases, thirty-two percent of the world’s total and 26,957 more than this time yesterday. 77,180 Americans have died from COVID-19, twenty-eight percent of the world’s total and 1,510 more than this time yesterday.

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Friday, May 8th, 2020

From the Wisconsin Department of Health Services web site, updated each day at 2:00 pm:

In Wisconsin, they tested 106,855 out of a population of 5,822,000 (1.84%), and found 9,590 confirmed cases (8.97% of those tested), 465 more than yesterday, and 384 deaths (4.00% of confirmed), 10 more than yesterday.

In Brown County, they tested 7,453 people out of a population of 264,542 (2.82%), and found 1,777 confirmed cases (2.38% of those tested), 71 more than yesterday, and a total of 13 deaths (0.73% of confirmed), 1 more than yesterday.

In Dane County, they tested 13,847 people out of a population of 546,695 (2.53%), and found 455 confirmed cases (3.29% of those tested), 8 more than this time yesterday, and a total of 22 deaths (4.84% of confirmed), no more than this time yesterday. The last increase, from 21 to 22, was on 4/29/20.

In Milwaukee County, they tested 23,350 people out of a population of 945,726 (2.47%), and found 3,722 confirmed cases (1.59% of those tested), 104 more than this time yesterday, and a total of 219 deaths (5.88% of confirmed), 7 more than this time yesterday.

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From the Johns Hopkins live map, updated at 5:32 am:

There were 3,862,174 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world and 269,881 deaths.

In the U.S. there were 1,256,972 confirmed cases, thirty-three percent of the world’s total and 28,363 more than this time yesterday. 75,670 Americans have died from COVID-19, twenty-eight percent of the world’s total and 2,239 more than this time yesterday.

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Thursday, May 7th, 2020

From the Wisconsin Department of Health Services web site, updated each day at 2:00 pm:

In Wisconsin there were 9,125 confirmed cases, 314 more than yesterday, and 374 deaths, 12 more than yesterday.

In Brown County there were 1,706 confirmed cases, 53 more than yesterday, and a total of 12 deaths, 1 more than yesterday.

In Dane County there were 447 confirmed cases, 2 more than this time yesterday, and a total of 22 deaths, no more than this time yesterday.

In Milwaukee County there were 3,573 confirmed cases, 104 more than this time yesterday, and a total of 212 deaths, 8 more than this time yesterday.

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From the Johns Hopkins live map, updated at 5:32 am:

There were 3,769,150 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world and 264,111 deaths.

In the U.S. there were 1,228,609 confirmed cases, thirty-three percent of the world’s total and 24,134 more than this time yesterday. 73,431 Americans have died from COVID-19, twenty-eight percent of the world’s total and 2,353 more than this time yesterday.

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Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

From the Johns Hopkins live map, updated at 5:32 am:

There were 3,680,376 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world and 257,818 deaths.

In the U.S. there were 1,204,475 confirmed cases, thirty-three percent of the world’s total and 23,841 more than this time yesterday. 71,078 Americans have died from COVID-19, twenty-eight percent of the world’s total and 2,144 more than this time yesterday.

From the Wisconsin Department of Health Services web site, updated each day at 2:00 pm:

In Wisconsin there were 8,901 confirmed cases, 335 more than this time yesterday, and 362 deaths, 9 more than this time yesterday.

In Brown County there were 1,653 confirmed cases, 108 more than yesterday, and a total of 11 deaths, 2 more than yesterday.

In Milwaukee County there were 3,469 confirmed cases, 116 more than yesterday, and a total of 204 deaths, 3 more than yesterday.

In Dane County there were 445 confirmed cases, 2 more than yesterday, and a total of 22 deaths, no more than this time yesterday.

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Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

From the Wisconsin Department of Health Services web site, updated each day at 2:00 pm:

In all of Wisconsin, 3,830 more people were tested since the day before (an increase of 28.40%), raising the total number of people tested to 92,533 out of a population of 5,822,000 (1.59%).

  • 330 more cases of COVID-19 were confirmed (an increase of 17.58%), raising the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 8,566 (9.26% of all tested).
  • 13 more deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported (an increase of 1,300%), raising the total number of deaths in the state attributed to COVID-19 to 353 (4.12% of all confirmed).

In Brown County, 567 more people were tested since the day before (an increase of 76.19%), raising the total number of people tested to 5,722 out of a population of 264,542 (2.16%).

  • 97 more cases of COVID-19 were confirmed (an increase of 7.22%), raising the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 1,545 (27.00% of all tested).
  • 3 more deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported (an increase of 300%), raising the total number of deaths in the county attributed to COVID-19 to 9 (0.58% of all confirmed).

In Dane County, 352 more people were tested since the day before (an increase of 17.90%), raising the total number of people tested to 12,577 out of a population of 546,695 (2.30%).

  • 2 more cases of COVID-19 were confirmed (a decrease of 60%), raising the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 443 (3.52% of all tested).
  • No more deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported, raising the total number of deaths in the county attributed to COVID-19 to 22 (4.96% of all confirmed). The last increase, from 21 to 22, was on 4/29/20.

In Milwaukee County, 492 more people were tested since the day before (an increase of 15.45%), raising the total number of people tested to 20,576 out of a population of 945,726 (2.18%).

  • 57 more cases of COVID-19 were confirmed (an increase of 8.77%), raising the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 3,353 (16.30% of all tested).
  • 6 more deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported (an increase of 600%), raising the total number of deaths in the county attributed to COVID-19 to 201 (5.99% of all confirmed).
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From the Johns Hopkins live map, updated at 5:32 am:

There were 3,600,106 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world and 251,898 deaths.

In the U.S. there were 1,180,634 confirmed cases, thirty-three percent of the world’s total and 22,293 more than this time yesterday. 68,934 Americans have died from COVID-19, twenty-seven percent of the world’s total and 1,248 more than this time yesterday.

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Monday, May 4th, 2020

From the Wisconsin Department of Health Services web site, updated each day at 2:00 pm:

In all of Wisconsin, 2,742 more people were tested since the day before (an increase of 0.40%), raising the total number of people tested to 88,703 out of a population of 5,822,000 (1.52%).

  • 272 more cases of COVID-19 were confirmed (a decrease of 10.53%), raising the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 8,236 (9.28% of all tested).
  • 1 more death attributed to COVID-19 was reported (a decrease of 80.00%), raising the total number of deaths in the state attributed to COVID-19 to 340 (4.13% of all confirmed).

In Brown County, 135 more people were tested since the day before (a decrease of 32.84%), raising the total number of people tested to 5,155 out of a population of 264,542 (1.95%).

  • 90 more cases of COVID-19 were confirmed (an increase of 4.44%), raising the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 1,448 (28.09% of all tested).
  • No more deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported (no increase or decrease), raising the total number of deaths in the county attributed to COVID-19 to 6 (0.41% of all confirmed).

In Dane County, 289 more people were tested since the day before (a decrease of 0.69%), raising the total number of people tested to 12,225 out of a population of 546,695 (2.24%).

  • 5 more cases of COVID-19 were confirmed (an increase of 40%), raising the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 441 (3.61% of all tested).
  • No more deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported, raising the total number of deaths in the county attributed to COVID-19 to 22 (4.99% of all confirmed). The last increase, from 21 to 22, was on 4/29/20.

In Milwaukee County, 416 more people were tested since the day before (a decrease of 35.30%), raising the total number of people tested to 20,084 out of a population of 945,726 (2.12%).

  • 52 more cases of COVID-19 were confirmed (a decrease of 46.40%), raising the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 3,296 (16.41% of all tested).
  • No more deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported (a decrease of 100%), raising the total number of deaths in the county attributed to COVID-19 to 195 (5.92% of all confirmed).
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From the Johns Hopkins live map, updated at 5:32 am:

There were 3,523,121 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world and 247,752 deaths.

In the U.S. there were 1,158,341 confirmed cases, thirty-three percent of the world’s total and 25,272 more than this time yesterday. 67,686 Americans have died from COVID-19, twenty-seven percent of the world’s total and 1,301 more than this time yesterday.

18,925 deaths – 28 percent of the total number in the U.S. – were in New York city.

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Sunday, May 3rd, 2020

Neil Gaiman interviews N.K. Jemisin, 5/2/2020

Gaiman: Back in 2014, I was in Jordan in a Syrian refugee camp – I was talking to the refugees about what made them flee their homes, what made them flee their cities. In order to get to those camps, they had to cross a desert where there would be people shooting at them, where they would cross the bodies of people who had failed to make the journey. Some of them had come all the way across Syria during a civil war. I would ask them what had happened. My realization, which was slow in coming, was how incredibly fragile civilization is. We see a city and we see something immutable, we see something really solid. Then I would talk to these people and they would say, “The tanks ran through our village.” If you drive a tank through a village, everything underneath the tank in the road is destroyed, which includes the water main, so now your village has no water. All it took was a few bombs, a few land mines in the farmer’s field, and now the farmer’s aren’t farming. And very soon they’re getting permission to eat cats and dogs from their religious leaders, and then they run out of cats and dogs.

Jemisin: The part of it that’s most fragile, I think, [are] connections between people, where people are looking out for each other and willing to take risks for each other. That’s what’s kind of being eroded here in the United States right now. I don’t know if we’re going to be able to put those webs back together. Within the city, they’re still pretty much still in place, but there are cracks starting to show. Things like the concept of a nation, or the concept of a group of people being one people are actually really easy to separate and fission off, and we’ve got some parties actively engaged in trying to do that. That’s the part that I was not prepared for. That’s the part science fiction didn’t help me with. Science fiction was all about, When the plague comes, the U.S. will come together and try to fight it.

Gaiman: That, to me, has been the most amazing part. The one bit that I could never have predicted was the levels of idiocy and incompetence and the strange, sad shit show. I would’ve gone, Okay, well, there will be a pandemic, therefore all of the grownups will step up and they will do the right things. That is what grownups do. The only reason they wouldn’t is if we were writing some kind of satire intended to point out the foolishness of people, but even in that we would expect them to come together under the umbrella of sanity, in the end.

Jemisin: And the incompetent people would eventually be deposed by the heroes, and the heroes would be the grownups. Then the grownups would take over and everything would get better, and there would be a nice period of I-told-you-so when the heroes got to tell the incompetents, What were you thinking? Then we would see them all brought to justice – no, none of that’s happening here. And honestly, at the moment that the U.S. is in right now, I have some despair of it ever happening, or the justice part of it ever happening.

Gaiman: One of the things that I’ve always said is that life doesn’t have to be convincing; science fiction does. Had we written this, I don’t think you could’ve written the complete chaos, getting to the point where states are randomly coming out of lockdown.

Jemisin: I don’t think anybody was expecting the states to have to guard their stashes of PPE from the federal government, either, for fear that the feds would come steal it. Good grief! None of this makes any sense! This is all bad writing! We’re living in a really badly-written season of “COVID-19.”

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From the Wisconsin Department of Health Services web site, updated each day at 2:00 pm:

In all of Wisconsin, 2,731 more people were tested since the day before (a decrease of 18.48%), raising the total number of people tested to 85,961 out of a population of 5,822,000 (1.48%).

  • 304 more cases of COVID-19 were confirmed (a decrease of 12.14%), raising the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 7,964 (9.26% of all tested).
  • 5 more deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported (a decrease of 28.57%), raising the total number of deaths in the state attributed to COVID-19 to 339 (4.26% of all confirmed).

In Brown County, 201 more people were tested since the day before (a decrease of 54.00%), raising the total number of people tested to 5,020 out of a population of 264,542 (1.90%).

  • 86 more cases of COVID-19 were confirmed (a decrease of 11.34%), raising the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 1,358 (27.05% of all tested).
  • No more deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported (a decrease of 100.00%), raising the total number of deaths in the county attributed to COVID-19 to 6 (0.44% of all confirmed).

In Dane County, 291 more people were tested since the day before (an increase of 24.89%), raising the total number of people tested to 11,936 out of a population of 546,695 (2.18%).

  • 3 more cases of COVID-19 were confirmed (no increase or decrease), raising the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 436 (3.65% of all tested).
  • No more deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported, raising the total number of deaths in the county attributed to COVID-19 to 22 (5.05% of all confirmed). The last increase, from 21 to 22, was on 4/29/20.

In Milwaukee County, 643 more people were tested since the day before (a decrease of 5.99%), raising the total number of people tested to 19,668 out of a population of 945,726 (2.08%).

  • 97 more cases of COVID-19 were confirmed (a decrease of 5.83%), raising the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 3,244 (16.49% of all tested).
  • 4 more deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported (a decrease of 20.00%), raising the total number of deaths in the county attributed to COVID-19 to 195 (6.01% of all confirmed).
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From the Johns Hopkins live map, updated at 5:32 am:

There were 3,441,767 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world and 244,084 deaths.

In the U.S. there were 1,133,069 confirmed cases, thirty-three percent of the world’s total and 28,908 more than this time yesterday. 66,385 Americans have died from COVID-19, twenty-seven percent of the world’s total and 1,317 more than this time yesterday.

18,491 deaths – 28 percent of the total number in the U.S. – were in New York city.

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Saturday, May 2nd, 2020

From the Wisconsin Department of Health Services web site, updated each day at 2:00 pm:

In all of Wisconsin, 3,350 more people were tested since the day before (a decrease of 7.76%), raising the total number of people tested to 83,230 out of a population of 5,822,000 (1.43%).

  • 346 more cases of COVID-19 were confirmed (a decrease of 24.78%), raising the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 7,660 (9.16% of all tested).
  • 7 more deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported (a decrease of 36.36%), raising the total number of deaths in the state attributed to COVID-19 to 334 (4.36% of all confirmed).

In Brown County, 437 more people were tested since the day before (an increase of 18.11%), raising the total number of people tested to 4,819 out of a population of 264,542 (1.82%).

  • 97 more cases of COVID-19 were confirmed (a decrease of 17.80%), raising the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 1,272 (26.40% of all tested).
  • 1 more deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported (a decrease of 50.00%), raising the total number of deaths in the county attributed to COVID-19 to 6 (0.47% of all confirmed).

In Dane County, 233 more people were tested since the day before (a decrease of 42.33%), raising the total number of people tested to 11,645 out of a population of 546,695 (2.13%).

  • 3 more cases of COVID-19 were confirmed (an increase of 50.00%), raising the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 433 (3.77% of all tested).
  • No more deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported, raising the total number of deaths in the county attributed to COVID-19 to 22 (5.08% of all confirmed). The last increase, from 21 to 22, was on 4/29/20.

In Milwaukee County, 684 more people were tested since the day before (a decrease of 9.16%), raising the total number of people tested to 19,045 out of a population of 945,726 (2.01%).

  • 103 more cases of COVID-19 were confirmed (a decrease of 0.96%), raising the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 3,147 (16.52% of all tested).
  • 5 more deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported (no change), raising the total number of deaths in the county attributed to COVID-19 to 191 (6.07% of all confirmed).
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There is no way she is not aware of the significance of this phrase.

There is perhaps the tiniest of chances she is unaware that Governor J.B. Pritzker is Jewish, but given the significance of the phrase, I would not believe her if she said she didn’t know that.

anti-lockdown protester holds a sign reading ARBEIT MACHT FREI

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From the Johns Hopkins live map, updated at 5:32 am:

There were 3,359,055 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world and 238,999 deaths.

In the U.S. there were 1,104,161 confirmed cases, thirty-three percent of the world’s total and 34,129 more than this time yesterday. 65,068 Americans have died from COVID-19, twenty-seven percent of the world’s total and 2,049 more than this time yesterday.

18,399 deaths – 28 percent of the total number in the U.S. – were in New York city.

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Friday, May 1st, 2020

From the Wisconsin Department of Health Services web site, updated each day at 2:00 pm:

In all of Wisconsin, 3,632 more people were tested since the day before, raising the total number of people tested to 79,880 out of a population of 5,822,000 (1.37%).

  • 460 more cases of COVID-19 were confirmed, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 7,314 (9.16% of all tested).
  • 11 more deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported, raising the total number of deaths in the state attributed to COVID-19 to 327 (4.47% of all confirmed).

In Brown County, 370 more people were tested since the day before, raising the total number of people tested to 4,382 out of a population of 264,542 (1.66%).

  • 118 more cases of COVID-19 were confirmed, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 1,175 (26.81% of all tested).
  • 2 more deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported, raising the total number of deaths in the county attributed to COVID-19 to 5 (0.43% of all confirmed).

In Dane County, 404 more people were tested since the day before, raising the total number of people tested to 11,412 out of a population of 546,695 (2.09%).

  • 2 more cases of COVID-19 were confirmed, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 430 (3.77% of all tested).
  • No more deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported, raising the total number of deaths in the county attributed to COVID-19 to 22 (5.12% of all confirmed). The last increase, from 21 to 22, was on 4/29/20.

In Milwaukee County, 753 more people were tested since the day before, raising the total number of people tested to 18,361 out of a population of 945,726 (1.94%).

  • 104 more cases of COVID-19 were confirmed, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 3,044 (16.58% of all tested).
  • 5 more deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported, raising the total number of deaths in the county attributed to COVID-19 to 186 (6.11% of all confirmed).
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From the Johns Hopkins live map, updated at 5:32 am:

There were 3,271,961 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world and 233,704 deaths.

In the U.S. there were 1,070,032 confirmed cases, thirty-three percent of the world’s total and 29,544 more than this time yesterday. 63,019 Americans have died from COVID-19, twenty-seven percent of the world’s total and 2,020 more than this time yesterday.

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Thursday, April 30th, 2020

The U.S. Code of Federal Regulations defines terrorism as “the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives” (28 C.F.R. Section 0.85)

A tightly packed crowd of protesters, some carrying rifles, attempted to enter the floor of the legislative chamber, and were held back by a line of state police and capitol staff, according to video footage posted by local journalists.

One Democratic state lawmaker posted a photograph of men with rifles standing in a gallery yelling down at lawmakers below. “Some of my colleagues who own bullet proof vests are wearing them,” the state senator Dayna Polehanki wrote on Twitter.

“Armed protesters demonstrate against Covid-19 lockdown at Michigan capitol,” Lois Beckett writing in The Guardian, 4/30/2020

 

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From the Johns Hopkins live map, updated at 5:32 am:

There were 3,207,248 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world and 227,971 deaths.

In the U.S. there were 1,040,488 confirmed cases, thirty-two percent of the world’s total and 27,905 more than this time yesterday. 60,999 Americans have died from COVID-19, twenty-seven percent of the world’s total and 2,644 more than this time yesterday.

18,076 U.S. deaths – thirty percent of the U.S. total – were in New York city.

In Wisconsin there were 6,520 confirmed cases, 231 more than this time yesterday, and 308 deaths, 8 more than this time yesterday.

177 deaths – fifty-seven percent of Wisconsin’s total, and 3 more than this time yesterday – were in Milwaukee County, where they had a total of 2,815 confirmed cases, forty-three percent of all the confirmed cases in Wisconsin and 93 more than this time yesterday.

In Dane County, there were 424 confirmed cases, 7 more than this time yesterday, and a total of 22 deaths, no more than this time yesterday.

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Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

From the Johns Hopkins live map, updated at 5:32 am:

There were 3,127,519 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world and 217,569 deaths.

In the U.S. there were 1,012,583 confirmed cases, thirty-two percent of the world’s total and 24,114 more than this time yesterday. 58,355 Americans have died from COVID-19, twenty-seven percent of the world’s total and 2,102 more than this time yesterday.

17,682 U.S. deaths – thirty percent of the U.S. total – were in New York city.

In Wisconsin there were 6,289 confirmed cases, 208 more than this time yesterday, and 300 deaths, 19 more than this time yesterday.

174 deaths – fifty-eight percent of Wisconsin’s total, and 7 more than this time yesterday – were in Milwaukee County, where they had a total of 2,722 confirmed cases, forty-three percent of all the confirmed cases in Wisconsin and 48 more than this time yesterday.

In Dane County, there were 417 confirmed cases, 5 more than this time yesterday, and a total of 22 deaths, one more than this time yesterday. This is the first time since last Thursday that the Dane County death toll has gone up.

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Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

From the Johns Hopkins live map, updated at 5:31 am:

There were 3,053,965 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world and 211,522 deaths.

In the U.S. there were 988,469 confirmed cases, thirty-two percent of the world’s total and 22,536 more than this time yesterday. 56,253 Americans have died from COVID-19, twenty-seven percent of the world’s total and 1,376 more than this time yesterday.

17,515 U.S. deaths – thirty-one percent of the U.S. total – were in New York city.

In Wisconsin there were 6,081 confirmed cases, 170 more than this time yesterday, and 281 deaths, 9 more than this time yesterday.

167 deaths – fifty-nine percent of Wisconsin’s total, and 5 more than this time yesterday – were in Milwaukee County, where they had a total of 2,674 confirmed cases, forty-four percent of all the confirmed cases in Wisconsin and 45 more than this time yesterday.

In Dane County, there were 412 confirmed cases, 7 more than this time yesterday, and a total of 21 deaths, no more than this time yesterday.

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Monday, April 27th, 2020

From the Johns Hopkins live map, updated at 5:31 am:

There were 2,982,933 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world and 206,811 deaths.

In the U.S. there were 965,933 confirmed cases, thirty-two percent of the world’s total and 26,684 more than this time yesterday. 54,877 Americans have died from COVID-19, twenty-seven percent of the world’s total and 943 more than this time yesterday.

17,280 U.S. deaths – thirty-one percent of the U.S. total – were in New York city.

In Wisconsin there were 5,911 confirmed cases, 224 more than this time yesterday, and 272 deaths, 6 more than this time yesterday.

162 deaths – sixty percent of Wisconsin’s total, and 5 more than this time yesterday – were in Milwaukee County, where they had a total of 2,629 confirmed cases, forty-four percent of all the confirmed cases in Wisconsin and 104 more than this time yesterday.

In Dane County, there were 405 confirmed cases, 4 more than this time yesterday, and a total of 21 deaths, no more than this time yesterday.

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Sunday, April 26th, 2020

From the Johns Hopkins live map, updated at 5:31 am:

There were 2,911,209 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world and 203,412 deaths.

In the U.S. there were 939,249 confirmed cases, thirty-two percent of the world’s total and 33,916 more than this time yesterday. 53,934 Americans have died from COVID-19, twenty-seven percent of the world’s total and 1,985 more than this time yesterday.

17,126 U.S. deaths – thirty-two percent of the U.S. total – were in New York city.

In Wisconsin there were 5,687 confirmed cases, 331 more than this time yesterday, and 266 deaths, 3 more than this time yesterday.

157 deaths – fifty-nine percent of Wisconsin’s total, and 3 more than this time yesterday – were in Milwaukee County, where they had a total of 2,525 confirmed cases, forty-four percent of all the confirmed cases in Wisconsin and 49 more than this time yesterday.

In Dane County, there were 401 confirmed cases, 6 more than this time yesterday, and a total of 21 deaths, no more than this time yesterday.

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Saturday, April 25th, 2020

From the Johns Hopkins live map, updated at 5:31 am:

There were 2,822,003 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world and 197,578 deaths.

In the U.S. there were 905,333 confirmed cases, thirty-two percent of the world’s total and 36,161 more than this time yesterday. 51,949 Americans have died from COVID-19, twenty-six percent of the world’s total and 1,986 more than this time yesterday.

16,646 U.S. deaths – thirty-two percent of the U.S. total – were in New York city.

In Wisconsin there were 5,356 confirmed cases, 304 more than this time yesterday, and 263 deaths, 5 more than this time yesterday.

154 deaths – fifty-nine percent of Wisconsin’s total, and 4 more than this time yesterday – were in Milwaukee County, where they had a total of 2,431 confirmed cases, forty-five percent of all the confirmed cases in Wisconsin and 49 more than this time yesterday.

In Dane County, there were 395 confirmed cases, 8 more than this time yesterday, and a total of 21 deaths, no more than this time yesterday.

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Friday, April 24th, 2020

So
supposing we hit the body

with a tremendous
whether its ultraviolet
or just very powerful light
and

(I think you said
that hasn’t been checked
but you’re going to test it)

and then I said
supposing you brought the light inside the body
which you can do
either through the skin
or in some other way
and

(I think you said
you’re going to test that, too)
sounds interesting
right

and then I see
the disinfectant
where it knocks it out in a minute
one minute
and
is there a way we can do something like that
by injection inside
or
almost a cleaning

because you see it gets on the lungs
and it does a tremendous number on the lungs
so it would be interesting to check that
so that

you’re going to have to use medical doctors
but it sounds
it sounds interesting to me
so we’ll see

but the whole concept of the light
the way it kills it in one minute
that’s pretty powerful

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From the Johns Hopkins live map, updated at 5:31 am:

There were 2,721,354 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world and 191,231 deaths.

In the U.S. there were 869,172 confirmed cases, thirty-two percent of the world’s total and 26,548 more than this time yesterday. 49,963 Americans have died from COVID-19, twenty-six percent of the world’s total and 3,178 more than this time yesterday.

16,388 U.S. deaths – thirty-two percent of the U.S. total – were in New York city.

In Wisconsin there were 5,052 confirmed cases, 207 more than this time yesterday, and 258 deaths, 10 more than this time yesterday.

150 deaths – fifty-eight percent of Wisconsin’s total, and 8 more than this time yesterday – were in Milwaukee County, where they had a total of 2,382 confirmed cases, forty-seven percent of all the confirmed cases in Wisconsin and 78 more than this time yesterday.

In Dane County, there were 387 confirmed cases, 1 more than this time yesterday, and a total of 21 deaths, one more than this time yesterday.

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Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

From the Johns Hopkins live map, updated at 5:38 am:

There were 2,645,092 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world and 184,268 deaths.

In the U.S. there were 842,624 confirmed cases, thirty-two percent of the world’s total and 17,318 more than this time yesterday. 46,785 Americans have died from COVID-19, twenty-five percent of the world’s total and 1,710 more than this time yesterday.

15,074 U.S. deaths – thirty-two percent of the U.S. total – were in New York city.

In Wisconsin there were 4,845 confirmed cases, 220 more than this time yesterday, and 248 deaths, 4 more than this time yesterday.

142 deaths – fifty-seven percent of Wisconsin’s total, and 3 more than this time yesterday – were in Milwaukee County, where they had a total of 2,304 confirmed cases, forty-eight percent of all the confirmed cases in Wisconsin and 70 more than this time yesterday.

In Dane County, there were 386 confirmed cases, 4 more than this time yesterday, and a total of 20 deaths, no more than this time yesterday.

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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

From the Johns Hopkins live map, updated at 5:38 am:

There were 2,580,729 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world and 178,371 deaths.

In the U.S. there were 825,306 confirmed cases, thirty-two percent of the world’s total and 37,346 more than this time yesterday. 45,075 Americans have died from COVID-19, twenty-five percent of the world’s total and 2,711 more than this time yesterday.

14,887 U.S. deaths – thirty-three percent of the U.S. total – were in New York city.

In Wisconsin there were 4,625 confirmed cases, 84 more than this time yesterday, and 244 deaths, 10 more than this time yesterday.

139 deaths – fifty-seven percent of Wisconsin’s total, and 7 more than this time yesterday – were in Milwaukee County, where they had a total of 2,234 confirmed cases, forty-eight percent of all the confirmed cases in Wisconsin and 28 more than this time yesterday.

In Dane County, there were 382 confirmed cases, no more than this time yesterday, and a total of 20 deaths, no more than this time yesterday.

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Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

From the Johns Hopkins live map, updated at 4:38 am:

There were 2,492,963 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world and 171,152 deaths.

In the U.S. there were 787,960 confirmed cases, thirty-two percent of the world’s total and 28,174 more than this time yesterday. 42,364 Americans have died from COVID-19, twenty-five percent of the world’s total and 1,681 more than this time yesterday.

14,604 U.S. deaths – thirty-four percent of the U.S. total – were in New York city.

In Wisconsin there were 4,541 confirmed cases, 195 more than this time yesterday, and 234 deaths, 14 more than this time yesterday.

132 deaths – fifty-six percent of Wisconsin’s total, and 7 more than this time yesterday – were in Milwaukee County, where they had a total of 2,206 confirmed cases, forty-nine percent of all the confirmed cases in Wisconsin and 56 more than this time yesterday.

In Dane County, there were 382 confirmed cases, 19 more than this time yesterday, and a total of 20 deaths, 1 more than this time yesterday.

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Monday, April 20th, 2020

From the Johns Hopkins live map, updated at 4:39 am:

There were 2,415,370 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world and 165,903 deaths.

In the U.S. there were 759,786 confirmed cases, thirty-one percent of the world’s total and 53,007 more than this time yesterday. 40,683 Americans have died from COVID-19, twenty-five percent of the world’s total and 3,604 more than this time yesterday.

14,451 U.S. deaths – thirty-six percent of the U.S. total – were in New York city.

In Wisconsin there were 4,346 confirmed cases, 293 more than this time yesterday, and 220 deaths, 14 more than this time yesterday.

125 deaths – fifty-seven percent of Wisconsin’s total, and 5 more than this time yesterday – were in Milwaukee County, where they had a total of 2,150 confirmed cases, forty-nine percent of all the confirmed cases in Wisconsin and 137 more than this time yesterday.

In Dane County, there were 361 confirmed cases, 2 more than this time yesterday, and a total of 19 deaths, 2 more than this time yesterday.

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Sunday, April 19th, 2020

Don’t take this the wrong way, but after the right-wing assholes finally manage to undo the stay-at-home restrictions keeping a whole lot of us safe from the worst effects of the pandemic, I’m not going out to dinner. I’m not going to see a movie, either. I’m not going to go browse the shelves in the bookstore, possibly my favorite pastime. And I’m not even considering the idea of going to the Great Taste of the Midwest, a beer-sampling party so popular, you have to camp overnight on the street outside a liquor store to even hope to have a shot at getting a ticket.

Until there’s a vaccine to protect us against this thing, I won’t be going to a crowded bar, a crowded theater, a crowded stadium, or anywhere crowds gather. I’ll go to work in a crowded office building if I’m forced to, breathing through a respirator all day and touching nothing without latex gloves on my hands, but after work I’ll go straight home and stay there until I have to go to work again.

And to anyone who says this is “living in fear:” There is so much still unknown about this disease, but what we do know is that it’s ten times more contagious than influenza, and you know how much that gets around. And once you get it, it eats your lungs and fills them with fluid, it crashes your kidneys and poisons your blood, it lets you think you’re getting better before it hammers you again, and then it fucks up your immune system so badly that it can re-infect you within months or weeks after you get better. And we’re only just finding out that it clots the blood so you stroke out. Spreading something like that around is so stupid it ought to be a felony.

So when the restrictions are lifted way too early, – and they will be – go hang out at the mall if you want, or go meet your friends at the supper club for dinner. That’s your right, I guess. Maybe you’ll wear a mask, maybe you’ll cough into your sleeve as a token gesture of protecting others, but none of that’s going to protect you in a crowd while there are millions of infected people, most of whom haven’t been tested and many of whom aren’t showing any symptoms of infection.

And then people will start dying in greater numbers again.

I hope I’m wrong. But I don’t believe I will be.

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From the Johns Hopkins live map, updated at 5:58 am:

There were 2,343,293 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world and 161,330 deaths.

In the U.S. there were 735,287 confirmed cases, thirty-one percent of the world’s total and 28,508 more than this time yesterday. 39,090 Americans have died from COVID-19, twenty-four percent of the world’s total and 2,011 more than this time yesterday.

In Wisconsin there were 4,199 confirmed cases, 146 more than this time yesterday, and 212 deaths, 6 more than this time yesterday.

122 deaths – fifty-eight percent of Wisconsin’s total, and 2 more than this time yesterday – were in Milwaukee County, where they had a total of 2,065 confirmed cases, forty-nine percent of all the confirmed cases in Wisconsin and 52 more than this time yesterday.

In Dane County, there were 358 confirmed cases, 1 less than this time yesterday, and a total of 17 deaths, no more than this time yesterday.

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Saturday, April 18th, 2020

From the Johns Hopkins live map, updated at 5:38 am:

There were 2,259,317 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world and 154,694 deaths.

In the U.S. there were 706,779 confirmed cases, thirty-one percent of the world’s total and 35,354 more than this time yesterday. 37,079 Americans have died from COVID-19, twenty-four percent of the world’s total and 3,793 more than this time yesterday.

13,202 U.S. deaths – thirty-six percent of the U.S. total – were in New York city.

In Wisconsin there were 4,053 confirmed cases, 164 more than this time yesterday, and 206 deaths, 9 more than this time yesterday.

120 deaths – fifty-eight percent of Wisconsin’s total, and 6 more than this time yesterday – were in Milwaukee County, where they had a total of 2,013 confirmed cases, fifty percent of all the confirmed cases in Wisconsin and 66 more than this time yesterday.

In Dane County, there were 359 confirmed cases, 7 more than this time yesterday, and a total of 17 deaths, 1 more than this time yesterday.

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Friday, April 17th, 2020

From the Johns Hopkins live map, updated at 5:38 am:

There were 2,167,955 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world and 146,071 deaths.

In the U.S. there were 671,425 confirmed cases, thirty-one percent of the world’s total and 31,761 more than this time yesterday. 33,286 Americans have died from COVID-19, twenty-three percent of the world’s total and 2,301 more than this time yesterday.

11,477 U.S. deaths – thirty-four percent of the U.S. total – were in New York city.

In Wisconsin there were 3,889 confirmed cases, 168 more than this time yesterday, and 197 deaths, 14 more than this time yesterday.

114 deaths – fifty-eight percent of Wisconsin’s total, and 9 more than this time yesterday – were in Milwaukee County, where they had a total of 1,947 confirmed cases, fifty percent of all the confirmed cases in Wisconsin and 77 more than this time yesterday.

In Dane County, there were 352 confirmed cases, 1 more than this time yesterday, and a total of 16 deaths, 3 more than this time yesterday.

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Thursday, April 16th, 2020

From the Johns Hopkins live map, updated at 4:33 am:

There were 2,072,228 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world and 137,666 deaths.

In the U.S. there were 639,664 confirmed cases, thirty-one percent of the world’s total and 29,979 more than this time yesterday. 30,985 Americans have died from COVID-19, twenty-three percent of the world’s total and 4,926 more than this time yesterday.

10,899 U.S. deaths – thirty-five percent of the U.S. total – were in New York city.

In Wisconsin there were 3,721 confirmed cases, 166 more than this time yesterday, and 183 deaths, 13 more than this time yesterday.

105 deaths – fifty-seven percent of Wisconsin’s total, and 4 more than this time yesterday – were in Milwaukee County, where they had a total of 1,870 confirmed cases, fifty percent of all the confirmed cases in Wisconsin and 75 more than this time yesterday.

In Dane County, there were 351 confirmed cases, 7 more than this time yesterday, and a total of 13 deaths, 1 more than this time yesterday.

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers extended the “Safe At Home” order, which closed non-essential business and encouraged citizens to refrain from non-essential travel.

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Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

From the Johns Hopkins live map, updated at 5:15 am:

There were 1,996,681 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world and 127,590 deaths.

In the U.S. there were 609,685 confirmed cases, thirty-one percent of the world’s total and 27,091 more than this time yesterday. 26,059 Americans have died from COVID-19, twenty percent of the world’s total and 2,410 more than this time yesterday.

7,905 U.S. deaths – thirty percent of the U.S. total – were in New York city.

In Wisconsin there were 3,555 confirmed cases, 127 more than this time yesterday, and 170 deaths, 15 more than this time yesterday.

101 deaths – fifty-nine percent of Wisconsin’s total, and 7 more than this time yesterday – were in Milwaukee County, where they had a total of 1,795 confirmed cases, fifty percent of all the confirmed cases in Wisconsin and 52 more than this time yesterday.

In Dane County, there were 344 confirmed cases, 4 more than this time yesterday, and a total of 12 deaths, no more than this time yesterday (there have been no new deaths in Dane County since Saturday).

jhu update #19 | 6:04 am CST
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Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

I’ve got to stop watching videos of the orange menace right before bed time. Or even after supper. Maybe at all. It’s not helping. I already know he’s a menace. I already know he comes up with a new way every day to demonstrate what a menace he is. Watching him do it does not add to my knowledge of how corrupt and awful he is, but it does keep me up at night.

But while I scanned through the news last night, my heart was gladdened when I saw the Wisconsin supreme court judge backed by Trump lost to his challenger, and I laughed out loud when I saw how the newly-elected mayor of Wausau, Wisconsin, reacted to the news of her victory:

image of twitter post: Katie Rosenberg tweeting Holy Balls

turbulent | 6:14 am CST
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From the Johns Hopkins live map, updated at 5:00 am:

There were 1,925,811 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world and 120,449 deaths.

In the U.S. there were 582,594 confirmed cases, thirty percent of the world’s total and 25,004 more than this time yesterday. 23,649 Americans have died from COVID-19, twenty percent of the world’s total and 1,540 more than this time yesterday.

7,349 U.S. deaths – thirty-one percent of the U.S. total – were in New York city.

In Wisconsin there were 3,428 confirmed cases, 87 more than this time yesterday, and 155 deaths, 11 more than this time yesterday.

94 deaths – sixty-one percent of Wisconsin’s total, and 6 more than this time yesterday – were in Milwaukee County, where they had a total of 1,743 confirmed cases, fifty-one percent of all the confirmed cases in Wisconsin and 33 more than this time yesterday.

In Dane County, there were 340 confirmed cases, 6 more than this time yesterday, and a total of 12 deaths, no more than this time yesterday.

jhu update # 18 | 5:29 am CST
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