Category: Pandemic

Bearing Witness to the Pandemic October 2021

The month starts with the nation passing 700,000 deaths from COVID. And tragically, a public health expert suggested that nearly 100,000 of these fatalities occurred after vaccines were widely available. Daily death rates are still near 2,000 but falling now that the 4th Delta… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to the Pandemic October 2021”

Bearing Witness to the Pandemic September 2021

As the month begins the US passes 40 million confirmed cases with 650,000 deaths. Experts predict we will end the year with fatalities topping 750,000 from the start of the pandemic. Who could have predicted or even imagined these grim numbers when all this… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to the Pandemic September 2021”

Bearing Witness to the Pandemic August 2021

Finally, the country passes President Biden’s goal of having 70% of adults vaccinated with just under 160 million adults. Yet, a pandemic of the unvaccinated is still ravaging mostly conservative, rural parts of the country where vaccination rates are often less than 30%. New… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to the Pandemic August 2021”

Bearing Witness to the Pandemic July 2021

As the month begins, the global death count from COVID passes the 4 million mark. Many think that number, already tragic, is far lower than the actual count.  The highest death rates are currently in the Southern Hemisphere. Some 3.3 billion doses of various… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to the Pandemic July 2021”

Bearing Witness to the Pandemic June 2021

Weeks of June 1-12, 2021 COVID cases continue their rapid decline across the country, although states with low vaccination rates are seeing the majority of new infections and deaths. The daily average count is now running 14,000. This is still worrisome as from each… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to the Pandemic June 2021”

Bearing Witness to the Pandemic May 2021

May 1-8, 2021 The month begins with over 32.5 million cases and 575,000 deaths from COVID in the US. However, good news keeps coming as daily new case counts continue to fall in the US below an average of 50,000 for the first time… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to the Pandemic May 2021”

Bearing Witness to the Pandemic April 2021

April 1- 10, 2021 The month begins with 30.5 million cases and 550,000 deaths in the US. The average daily death rate is still hovering around 500 from over 65,000 new cases each day. This is still too high but a huge improvement from… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to the Pandemic April 2021”

Bearing Witness to the Pandemic March 2021

Week of March 1- 6, 2021 As the month begins the US is averaging 2 million vaccines per day. Over 50 million people have now  received at least one shot. More than 80 million shots have been administered with 25 million people having received… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to the Pandemic March 2021”

Bearing Witness to the Pandemic February 2021

Week of Feb 1- 6, 2021 The 12th month of the pandemic starts with 460,000 deaths from just under 27 million confirmed cases in the US. The worldwide count is now over 100 million cases with 2.3 million deaths. But all metrics continue to… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to the Pandemic February 2021”

Bearing Witness to the Pandemic January 2021

Week of January 3-9, 2021 As if this week was not already tragic enough after an insurrection incited by the President and a coup attempted by his rabid supporters, three  records were set this week. More than 4,000 Americans died in one day, 300,000… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to the Pandemic January 2021”