FWIW (For What It's Worth): Over the last three days, the U.S. Kung Flu death totals have been, roughly, 2100, 1900, and 1600. This could be a hiccup from the weekend and Easter. Or we may have crested the hill, and begun trending downward. It's too early to tell for sure, but it's something to hope for.
It also could also simply mean that the virus has finally killed off the stupidest fraction of New York Gilligans. Because another factoid is that this has gone from being "the Chinese disease" to being "the New York Disease".
Because with a population less than half of all of Califrutopia (18M vs. 40M), and occupying a space of only 302.6 square miles (1/4 the size of Rhode Island), NYFC has 1/3 of the total U.S deaths (6,898 deaths out of 22,861 total U.S. deaths), and the entire state of NY has over 1/3 of all U.S. cases (190K out of 561K) cases.
This is somewhat due to population density (and I mean that both ways), not least of which because Governor Fredo and Hizzoner Mayor DeBozo ignored the potential of this disease to spread and kill in the Empire State and the Big Horse Apple. They decided to hold the open-air Chinese New Year festival, with thousands of people thronging to NYFC's Chinatown, with a large number of New Yorkers rubbing shoulders with relatives of visitors and returnees from ChiComia. (Genius-level move, right there.) And because mass transit - to this day - including the NYFC Subways, remain open and operating, and NYFC natives continue to throng Central Park, thus insuring two major infection loci remain productive, and passing the virus on to such a degree that there are more dead in NYFC than there are infected in the entire state of Ohio.
And Gov. Fredo is the crisis genius the Dumbocrats want to pinch hit for Dopey Joe in the nation's upcoming presidential
Apparently they couldn't find anyone else willing to strap on the political suicide vest the contest promises to become, even with promises of 72 virgins.
Things in Dumbocrat politics just aren't the same since the departure of Epstein.
So remember to wash you hands. Like Epstein, Coronavirus doesn't kill itself. h/t Peter
Asking for 330M friends...
Local notes: While visits, including to the ERs hereabouts, continue to run at record lows, our ICU is completely full, 100%, with intubated patients, all with fever and pneumonia. That means until some of them die, any new ones will be managed in the ER and on regular floors, which increases the risks to patients and staff for infection, and limits our availability to absorb and handle any critical patients from any cause.
There may not be one peak to this outbreak. There may instead be 50 peaks.
NYFC, by contrast, is a shell-shocked war zone. Reports from friends of my coworkers there in the middle of the outbreak's hardest hit sections are:
"Everyone is on ventilators, patients are on gurneys in all spaces and hallways, and we can't even tell who's coding, because everyone's alarms are going off all the time."
Once this is over, those people are going to have PTSD for reals, and a lot of them are inevitably going to leave healthcare permanently.