Covid 19 Update – March 31

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Brazil’s president Bolsonaro recently declared that Brazilians have a natural immunity to Covid 19. So far the data seems to confirm that conclusion.

It feels like we are living inside a science fiction novel.

All great tragedies are also comedies, like Chaplin’s “The Great Dictator”. Does he remind you of anyone?

Table 1 Daily % of New Cases

The daily new infection rates for the USA and Canada are similar and their averages are very close. However, given the dramatically different approaches and actions taken in the past, they represent very different realities.

Table 2 Daily % of new cases, Mar 19 – 25

In spite of daily fluctuations, normal given relatively low numbers, Canada’s curve was and continues to be gloriously flat The US’s very high rates for the first 3 or 4 days created great problems later.

Further evidence of Canada’s comparative success in dealing with Covid 19:

Table 3 Infections/1M pop / Deaths/1M pop / New Deaths

AP, Toronto, 3 PM, March 31

Andrew Pakula is a long time peace activist and has been a member of Science for Peace from the very beginning. He is a retired social research and management consultant with a background in social psychology.

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