Hope you all had good weeks! I celebrated the eighth birthday of my dog, Junior. (Photos here of him with his present, because we could all use more dog photos in our lives these days).
I also spent time reflecting on Tuesday’s news that the pandemic has killed at least 200,000 people in the US.
Reporter Jose Pagliery on Twitter reminded me of where that stacks up with the initial projections hospitals were using way back in February. At the time, one expert’s best guess was that there would be 96 million cases in the US and 480,000 deaths. Reading those estimates at the time provided some gravity to what was about to hit the US.
Roughly seven months from when that presentation was given, we’re at 200,000 deaths and 7 million confirmed cases in the US.
Before I get