Wuhan Strain Update 5/11/202


I think we have reached a transition period here on the covid coverage. I’m not sure if it ‘s worth continuing. I’m starting to wonder if I should pivot to the civil rights violations, economic damage and growing civil grumbling over the idiotic lockdowns still going on.

  • White House pledges $11 billion for state aid
  • US deaths pass 80k
  • Western states request $1 trillion in aid
  • NY Fed study shows ‘PPP’ money mostly went to most-banked regions
  • Trump spars with PA gov
  • US just below 80k deaths
  • Wuhan to test entire city after latest outbreak
  • Cuomo says central NY on track to reopen Friday
  • South Carolina reopens restaurants for ‘limited service’
  • Iowa Gov says she will do limited quarantine
  • WHO says 500k could die from AIDS thanks to disruptions in antiviral distribution
  • South Korea’s latest cluster swells to 80+; school reopenings delayed
  • Wuhan reports first new cases since reopening
  • Germany hits another reopening ‘speed bump
  • Iran sees spike in infections, reimposes lockdown in one hot spot
  • Disneyland Shanghai reopens
  • UK officially switches from ‘Stay at Home’ to ‘Stay Alert’
  • Russia reports another record jump
  • Tokyo accused of excluding 100 cases from official count
  • Spain sees new cases drop to 2 month low
  • Dozens of US states take more dramatic steps toward reopening


  1. Lifting the lockdown doesn’t mean that the party is ending. It means the party is just getting started.

    And we have barely even started on the second- and third-order effects of this thing. I cannot for the life of me figure out why anybody thinks that 24,000+ is a good number for the Dow.

    I mean, if you want to stop doing these, I’m not going to complain. But there’s still tons of fun yet to be had from King Flu. I still read them.


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