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Thinking About a Holiday Gathering? Look at This Troubling Map First

November 15, 2020
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From the Wired Magazine website

No to nag, but if you’re considering seeing family for the holidays, I need you to take a look at this map

It’s a color-coded guide to Covid-19 risk level, sorted by geography (at the US county level) and crowd size. First, you choose the location where the gathering would happen. Then, at left, you can choose an event size with the slider, from 10 to 5,000 people, and watch the risk of at least one Covid-positive person being there skyrocket the bigger the gathering gets. In some locations where the virus is spreading out of control, like in parts of the Dakotas, that chance is darn near 100 percent, even if the gathering is just 10 people. Get any bigger than 10 people, and the map spits out odds calling it a virtual certainty in many places that you’ll be sharing space with a sick person.

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Hawaii is better off than most locations in the United States. But we must continue to be vigilant and limit our Thanksgiving gatherings.


The coronavirus pandemic from a military perspective, as of November 13, 2020.

– Americans killed in World War I: Over 116,000

– Americans killed in Vietnam War: Over 58,000

– Americans killed in Korean War: Over 36,000

– Americans killed in the Vietnam War – Over 58,000

– Americans killed by the coronavirus: Over 242,000

The COVID-19 pandemic is a disaster, and we all need to work to control it. Start by washing your hands often, wearing a mask and maintaining 6 foot separations.

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