Yes the COVID-19 news is confusing!

On CNN.com the headline reads…

Which means 27 states don’t have increases? From CNN.com.

COVID-19 trends from the NYT

From todays NYT. Note the large decrease in in new deaths and slight upward trend in new cases.

and in Florida, there is concerning news…..

So ICU beds are 75% full. No statement about average occupancy? From NBC News.com

Looking at the actual numbers does not seem to indicate a big change?

Florida testing, infection numbers and ICU utilization over the past three months. University of Washington COVID Health Database.

But, someone is finally trying to help Florida!

The CDC has released a guidance aimed at government controlled and private beaches to help protect lifeguards and sunbathers from the Covid-19.

“Encourage use of cloth face coverings among staff and beach visitors. Face coverings should be worn when feasible and are most essential at times when social distancing is difficult,” according to the recommendations

The CDC also included common sense to prevent drowning: “Advise those wearing cloth face coverings to not wear them in the water, because they can be difficult to breathe through when they’re wet. This means it is particularly important to maintain social distancing in the water.”

There is hope for the summer!

Published by jbakerjrblog

Immunologist, former Army MD, former head of allergy and clinical immunology at University of Michigan, vaccine developer and opinionated guy.

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