But other people have:
As of Monday, the CDC reported that deaths from covid-19 in the week ended May 2 (Saturday) were 138 nationwide. That is 1% of the 12,516 covid-19 deaths for the week ended April 11, which was the peak week of this pandemic.Like I said in yesterday's post, we're on the other side of the mountain.
Now then, the CDC cautioned readers.
It said, "Death counts for earlier weeks are continually revised and may increase or decrease as new and updated death certificate data are received from the states by NCHS. Covid-19 death counts shown here may differ from other published sources, as data currently are lagged by an average of 1–2 weeks."
The week ended April 25 initially was reported as 461 covid-19 deaths.
Now it is listed at 3,699 -- a nine-fold increase.
A nine-fold increase in week ended May 2 would mean a 90% drop from the peak week. Clearly the time has come to re-open the nation.
Anyone who wants to keep the lockdown in place (with the possible exception of the New York City metropolitan area) needs to do some justification that includes data showing that there is an existential crisis. Just saying that "people will die" isn't enough to keep 30M (and counting) out of work.
At this point the government is doing nothing but immiserating the working class and going full frontal fascist. Oh, and destroying the health care system. Enough.