Captain_Walker

THIS MEANS TROUBLE!

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COVID19:CONFIRMED_US   COVID-19 CONFIRMED US
You don't need to be a scientist or epidemiologist to see what's going on here. The COVID pandemic is out of control.

These charts are limited because they show total infections - not rate of infections per day.
The exponential appearance of total infections is because of the summation of infections.

However, if a country is gaining some control over the virus then we could expect some flattening of the curve like with Australia. A flattening would mean they're not piling on loads of new infections.

Many parts of Europe, America and UK are in big trouble - but we're not hearing much about the economic impact of any of that. Why? Because everybody is focused on fiscal stimulus and hopes that a vaccine will cure economies.

Stock markets all over the world are looking past what rising infections mean for the future. Many countries are actually locking down but their stock markets are rocketing!

Driven by hope and greed, those who look past reality are courting delusion. The gap between fantasy and reality closes suddenly at times. I don't know when this is going to happen. I don't have a crystal ball.
Comment: In England & Wales, coronavirus deaths increased 40 per cent compared with the week before, reaching a total that has not been exceeded since the week ending May 22, when there were 2,589 deaths.

America has imposed a coast to coast lockdown (though it may not be called that), as infection rates hit a new high. The new-case count for the past seven days has jumped 37%, the fastest at any point in the U.S. since late March. Today 16th Nov the US saw 166,000 new cases.
Comment: Daily average over the last 7 days by country:

United States 155,441.9

India 40,365.7

Italy 35,072.6

Brazil 28,776

France 26,250.6

U.K. 25,331.1

Poland 23,664.3

Russia 21,530.6

Germany 18,363.7
Comment: Ridiculous!

FED balance sheet 42% of GDP @ 2020-01-26. Does money have value anymore? [Different perspective on the virus https://youtu.be/NjTdvALChwk ]