Plague Assessment
Updated January 17, 2021


U.S. National
Here's a live map of the U.S.  During the day almost every jet image on the map indicates a commercial airliner, some, no doubt, full.

Extrapolate the chart lines below.  This winter is sure to be a COVID nightmare.
US National COVID-19 charts: cases, deaths and recoveries, both daily and cumulative. The toll of 70,136 deaths just since Christmas Day 2020 due to COVID-19 is equivalent to crashing 326 fully-loaded Boeing 737s (over 13 each day) or equivalent to 24 times the death toll on 9/11/01 (that's one 9/11 every 24 hours).

The chart on the right illustrates the difference on a daily basis between COVID-19 incoming cases and those resolved through recovery or death. It indicates the increasing or decreasing load on the national healthcare infrastructure (up is bad: it means more cases, more ICU beds, more potential deaths). Through the month of September the average remained close to zero, meaning that our system was in stasis. However, beginning October the system has endured a relentlessly massive daily load increase. On January 8th alone, the single-day increase was more than 204,000 cases. This is exhausting and dangerous for all our intensive care professionals— RNs, LPNs, MAs, DOs, MDs, PAs, techs, staff.... We must drive the orange line down below zero for an extended period of time for everyone's sake.

Here's what the monthly totals of New Cases and Deaths look like. (Who's betting that the first months of the new year will be any better than December? Good luck with that.) US monthly COVID-19 charts of case and death totals.

Oregon (See OHA's COVID statistics pages for details.)

Over the past 14 days, Oregon averaged per day 1,124 new cases and 21.4 deaths.
Oregon charts of COVID-19 cases and deaths.
The Oregon monthly totals of New Cases and Deaths are mirroring the national charts.
The poor souls at the Taxpayer Association of Oregon get their facts straight, but then totally miss the connection between cause and effect.
US monthly COVID-19 charts of case and death totals.
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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'Many people say' Portland has been burning for decades!!!  It's a hotbed of "Anarchy, Violence and Destruction".  If you dare, you can watch the horror live!!! from the Tili-Cam.
The bridge in the foreground, Tilikum Crossing, is for use by public transportation, pedestrians and bicyclists.
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Recent Notes:
About the coronavirus vaccine:

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