Wuhan Virus Numbers: Nightly Update April 17, 2020


Wuhan Virus Numbers: Nightly Update April 17, 2020 - as of 2359 GMT

President Donald Trump speaks during an event celebrating American truckers, at the White House, Thursday, April 16, 2020, in Washington. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao stands at right. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

This is the 31st in a series of nightly updates regarding Wuhan Virus numbers in these United States. As of 2359Z, the below charts reflect current U.S. Wuhan virus numbers.

Chart One’s data table shows Total Infections, Total Fatalities, and the Mortality Rate. The upper graph shows the number of NEW infections by date. As more test materials have made into the field and been put to good use, trend lines are becoming more clear, even if at times, counterintuitive. Today’s number of new infections is 37,135, which is 2,516 more than yesterday. The curve in new infections is still moving in the right direction.

Wuhan Virus Numbers: Nightly Update April 17, 2020 - as of 2359 GMT

The lower graph shows new U.S. Fatalities. Today, we added 2,516 to the total count of American deaths, raising the total to 31,631. This was 340 more than yesterday…obviously a result of “innovative” classification procedures now promoted by the Federal government.

The second chart shows the U.S. Wuhan Virus Mortality rate. The Mortality Rate (M/R) (calculated by dividing the number of reported U.S. Infections into the number of reported U.S Fatalities) remains over 5%

Wuhan Virus Numbers: Nightly Update April 17, 2020 - as of 2359 GMT

This chart also contains a “What If” graphic. It represents the M/R for reported infections. It also shows the M/R if we assume for each reported case of Wuhan Virus, there are 1, 2 or 3 other persons out there with it. For today’s report:

M/R = 5.24%

+1 = 2.62%
+2 = 1.75%
+3 = 1.31%

Analysis: Today, we continue to see artificial tampering with the numbers, albeit possibly more discrete than Mayor DeBlasio’s open and notorious input. See the clip from the Worldometers site, showing New York City’s blatant inflation of the fatality numbers.

I had a conference today with my boss, the Managing Editor. He has decided that this is still a worthwhile endeavor, if for no other reason than to put our assessments on the record, as to the degree of public deception being foisted on the American public. Our opinion remains that bad numbers make for skewed analysis, but there is also value added in getting this stuff in the public record. I have consulted with the “numbers gurus” I referred to in previous opinion pieces. I have them busily working on an assessment as to what a reasonable “factor” might be to calculate something closer to the actual number of Wuhan Virus Fatalities. More to follow.

Wuhan Virus Numbers: Nightly Update April 17, 2020 - as of 2359 GMT

The Red State Team hopes this is of some value. Whether it is or isn’t, please let me know in the comments.

Prayers for all the folks on the front lines of this effort who are putting themselves at risk on our behalf.

Below is the screenshot of the Worldometers site, showing the “as of” timestamp for the data in this post.

Wuhan Virus Numbers: Nightly Update April 17, 2020 - as of 2359 GMT

** On the first chart, I have “hidden” the daily entries from March 1-5, due to space considerations. The data is still reflected in the graphs. Here is a link to the last report that has March 1-5 table data visible, if you need it.

Wuhan Full Table Report

Mike Ford

Mike Ford, a retired Infantry Officer, writes on Military, Foreign Affairs and occasionally dabbles in Political and Economic matters. 



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