Plague Assessment
Updated October 20, 2020


U.S. National
Donald J Trump, July 21, 2016: “The most basic duty of government is to defend the lives of its own citizens. Any government that fails to do so is a government unworthy to lead."

US National COVID-19 charts: cases, deaths and recoveries, both daily and cumulative. This is what the monthly New Cases and Deaths looks like. The situation remains dynamic and not yet under control.
US monthly COVID-19 charts of case and death totals.

Oregon
Over the past 7 days, Oregon averaged 336 new cases and 4.0 deaths per day due to COVID-19.
Oregon charts of COVID-19 cases and deaths.
The Oregon Health Authority maintains a County Watch List. If you're traveling in the state, you might want to check their list and the chart below. The situation changes significantly day-to-day.

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This is the most humane use of CGI I've seen in a long while. unfinishedvotes.com

Portland has been burning for decades!!!  And now it's been declared a hotbed of "Anarchy, Violence and Destruction".  If you dare, you can watch the horror live!!! from the Tili-Cam.

BTW, we the people just received a couple of gifts from the departing tax-cut-and-spend Republicans...

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Recent Notes:

From the US Office of the Chief Actuary: Trump's payroll tax cut will end Social Security in 2023:   "If this hypothetical legislation were enacted, with no alternative source of revenue to replace the elimination of payroll taxes on earned income paid on January 1, 2021 and thereafter, we estimate that DI Trust Fund asset reserves would become permanently depleted in about the middle of calendar year 2021, with no ability to pay DI benefits thereafter. We estimate that OASI Trust Fund reserves would become permanently depleted by the middle of calendar year 2023, with no ability to pay OASI (Social Security) benefits thereafter."

10/20/2020 From the Oregon Health Authority:

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10/16/2020 From the Oregon Health Authority: Reporting of COVID-19 deaths in Oregon

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10/09/2020 From the Oregon Health Authority: OHA changes recovered cases reporting

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9/14/2020 From the University of Pittsburgh: Pitt Scientists Discover Tiny Antibody Component That is Highly Effective in Preventing and Treating SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Animal Models

9/15/2020 From the Oregon Health Authority:

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9/09/2020 From the Oregon Health Authority:

9/02/2020 A Supercomputer Analyzed Covid-19 — and an Interesting New Theory Has Emerged
“The pathology of Covid-19 is likely the result of Bradykinin Storms rather than cytokine storms.” Covid-19 is like a burglar who slips in your unlocked second-floor window and starts to ransack your house. Once inside, though, they don’t just take your stuff — they also throw open all your doors and windows so their accomplices can rush in and help pillage more efficiently.

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