CORONAVIRUS INFO PROVIDED BY DR. JIM HARRIS – 6/21/2020

June 21, 2020

Texas again sets 1-day COVID-19 record

 Harrison County Judge Chad Sims said his county has three new COVID-19 case, raising the total there to 272. Harrison County has seen 26 deaths, 181 recoveries and has 66 active cases.

“We have enjoyed a nice downward trend in our active cases,” Sims said in a statement. “Don’t let up now on the personal hygiene and social distancing.”

J.Harris: I read about COVID for several hours most days. I am convinced that the most important self preventive measure that folks can employ at this time — in this city, in this county, in this state, in this country is to WEAR A MASK  when you are out and about around other people. Avoid the crowd, of course, and we will have a vaccine and treatment before long. Our area had a rough start, but look at us now! Masks work in the orient. They will work here. 

R FACTOR: HOW FAST WILL COVID SPREAD

These are up-to-date values for Rt, a key measure of how fast the virus is growing. It’s the average number of people who become infected by an infectious person. If Rt is above 1.0, the virus will spread quickly. When Rt is below 1.0, the virus will stop spreading.

TEXAS: 3 MO AGO    1.05

                2 MO AGO   0.86

                 1 MO AGO   1.06

                 1 WK AGO   1.16

                  LATEST.      1.17

From Houston: Customers must wear masks while shopping. (no reprint available)

Is it safer to fly or drive this summer? 5 health experts weigh in.

This is a good read, somewhat reassuring.  JH

Rt Covid-19—DAILY R VALUES FOR ALL STATES

J.Harris: easy to understand graphs for each state. Higher values are the most dangerous.

What do you get when you mix alcohol and literature? Tequila mockingbird.

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