What we are doing is working ..

.. So, let’s not change it. Let’s manage it.

Physical Distancing is working. The rate of detected cases are reducing, even with more testing .. even in the hot areas.

Testing, testing, testing.

Most of us are getting the right idea .. Even these guys: “A Florida county is reminding people to maintain a distance of at least one alligator between each other“.

On the other side .. There are still (eight, as of this writing) states who have not enforced social distancing. Dr. Brix doesn’t think this is a good idea: “Birx warns holdout states about social distancing“. Will they be the next post-Mardi Gras New Orleans?

Here’s the map from the New York Times: “Coronavirus in the U.S.: Latest Map and Case Count“. Updated fairly often. The CDC has an AAG that closes at 4pm daily.

Yes: some of the case counts look low .. But we must consider state population, population density and how much testing a state is doing. Given the aggressive nature of this virus, I suspect the per-capita numbers are not that far off. I am looking for these data.

We must pull together .. but by staying apart. For now.

Stay connected. Stay safe. Stay home.

About Michael Coates
I am a pragmatic evangelist. The products, services and solutions I write about fulfill real-world expectations and use cases. I stay up-to-date on real products I use and review, and share my thoughts here. I apply the same lens when designing an architecture, product or when writing papers. I am always looking for ways that technology can create or enhance a business opportunity .. not just technology for technology's sake. My CV says: Seasoned technology executive, leveraging years of experience with enterprise and integration architectural patterns, executed with healthy doses of business acumen and pragmatism. That's me. My web site says: Technology innovations provide a myriad of opportunities for businesses. That said, having the "latest and greatest" for its own sake isn't always a recipe for success. Business successes gained through exploiting innovation relies on analysis of how the new features will enhance your business followed by effective implementation. Goals vary far and wide: streamlining operations, improving customer experience, extending brand, and many more. In all cases, you must identify and collect the metrics you can apply to measure your success. Analysis must be holistic and balanced: business and operational needs must be considered when capitalizing on a new technology asset or opportunity.

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