In what, honestly, isn’t all that surprising, Covid-19 cases are surging across the country just a couple of weeks after states began reopening.
Per Reuters: “Alabama reported a record number of new cases for the fourth day in a row on Sunday. Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, North Carolina, Oklahoma and South Carolina all had record numbers of new cases in the past three days, according to a Reuters tally.” (https://fllw.me/3fq2aUD)
What *is* surprising: “Per capita, Arizona’s infection rate is now more than three times higher than New York state.” (https://fllw.me/2YEhJkL)
And this probably counts as irony: Total cases in the US are going *down* … because cases in the New York area are going down. (https://fllw.me/3fs1nCQ)
Patients afraid to shake? They’re not alone. Read a survey (full of charts!) of 511 infectious disease specialists to see when they “Expect to Fly, Hug and Do 18 Other Everyday Activities Again”: https://nyti.ms/2AfC7R7 (Spoiler: The handshake is dead.)