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LAUNCHING ROCKETS AND LOOTING RIOTS

AMERICAN YING-YANG

Today, May 30th 2020, is a day of extreme contrast in the story of the 21st-century United States of America.

Cape Canaveral, Florida became the site of the first space mission launched from American soil for a decade. The government cut NASA funding to the Space Shuttle program in the noughties and SpaceX, owned by billionaire Elon Musk, took up the challenge (and expense). Today their ambition came to fruition.

Meanwhile, in thirty plus cities across the country, mass protests entered a fourth day of conflict, with outbreaks of violent urban unrest. The country is teetering on the edge of civic breakdown.

We present polarization in America in terms of politics, a person’s ally versus enemy defined by which side they support. This interpretation is a calculated misdirection.

The schism at the heart of America is being hidden by the political tribalism. It’s not economic. It’s not conservative versus liberal. It’s not entirely a question of race, though racism is a major symptom.

Today’s wildly contrasting narratives of rarified engineering ambition and grass-roots rebellion against injustice are illustrative and we can embody the schism by two very different American exemplars; one good, one evil.

Good is epitomized by the pioneering entrepreneurial collaborative excellence of Space X – pick any of their guiding lights, Elon Musk included. Good includes most scientists, more than half the artists and writers, a multitude of hard-working citizens bearing responsibility for families day on day. Good listens. Good tries not to be racist. Good doesn’t believe might equals right. Good sees compassion as a quality worth having. Good is well represented in America.

Evil is the racist entrenched monopoly on power, committing violence against many but creating nothing that’s not seized as part of a perpetual consolidation of authority. Evil is represented by half of the country’s billionaires, most of the corrupted politicians, racist police, petty fascist enablers. Evil is loud. Evil is racist because race is an obvious sign of untermensch in-group out-group targeting. Evil believes might be right. Evil sees compassion as weakness. There’s no shortage of evil cast members.

MURDER, MEDIA AND MISREPRESENTATION

The brutal murder of George Lloyd in Minneapolis MN lit the touch-paper of years of accumulated resentment. As the SpaceX Falcon-9 Heavy Rocket carried Dragon2 and its crew into orbit, the governor of Minnesota (and other high-ranking politicians) signed off orders to mobilize the National Guard, imposing curfews to legitimize the violent suppression of the protesting citizens.

With the SpaceX achievement, we have an exceptional aspiration made into a reality: designing and building a renewable launcher rocket capable of carrying manned spacecraft into orbit; reusable spacecraft good for docking with the International Space Station and – longer-term – making the journey through interplanetary space. It’s a step on the way to humankind’s next giant leap: putting a man (or woman) on Mars.

Back on Earth, in the affluent United States from which Elon Musk’s rocket was launched, we have an abused, exploited section of the American population – tens of millions poor people, mostly black and brown, growing year on year – exploding onto the streets after the latest police brutality. It’s not an isolated incident.

The extent of the discord comes as a surprise to many Americans. Media and carefully conditioned confirmation bias have been selling echo-chamber audiences on the talking points of entrenched power. Normally this means a cultural segregation that perpetuates a long-standing economic apartheid. When necessary, e.g. times of social unrest, the message focuses on blaming insurgents, insinuating sinister forces like anarchists and agents of ‘foreign’ interference.

Most effective of the media misdirections is abuse of scale, as information sources fixate on amplifying sensational incidents of violence, as if they’re the norm and not the exception to overwhelmingly peaceful protest. It amounts to selective disinformation, false emphasis, practised by all flavors of media. It leaves most Americans out of touch with the great currents at play in the nation.

George Floyd protests are a case in point. The murder is compounded by wilful misrepresentation driving a wedge between sections of society whose aims ought to converge. Divide-and-rule is perennial. The people on the streets aren’t protesting on a whim or to blackmail the authorities for special treatment. It’s a population crying out against injustice and it’s not confined to a single race or demographic.

Millions of Americans, ground down by a system that’s evolved (over the past 50 years) to weave exploitation into every tendril of society, are desperately pushing back against the segregated lived reality of their lives. Police racism is a fact, however oblivious middle-class suburbanites may be. Most Americans of color endure oppression not dissimilar to the social divisions once enforced in law. Civil Rights won in the 1960s were a short-lived hope.

And so the people take to the streets in protest, ostensibly in response to the murder of George Floyd but in reality a wound deeper than any single injustice, relentless police brutality just the tip of the iceberg.

21st-CENTURY SLAVERY

As the exploration of space unites the best of human collaboration in pursuit of ambitions as boundless as imagination, the endemic abuse of poor, disadvantaged citizens – particularly those not born to the privilege of the white entrenched authority – commits new atrocities and tightens its socio-economic grip on a dispossessed underclass that’s as inhumane as the corrupt “separate but equal” dogma of the Jim Crow laws.

It shouldn’t be necessary to deconstruct the systemic abuse of black, brown and white poor Americans. It’s endemic. It’s by design. It’s the violence of a thousand cuts. Details are publicly available e.g. the works of Chomsky, Zinn, Hobsbawm, Beard, Bayly, Woodward, exposing the genuine history behind our national diet of propaganda and thinly veiled morality tales.

For the sake of the archetype, let’s consider the so-called prison industrial complex. It connects the widespread protests against police brutality to the gross, larger picture of an American justice system subordinated to the needs of a pre-Civil Rights white racist paradigm. It is anti-poor more than specifically anti-black, but there’s a negligible difference when most of America’s poor underclass are ghettoized blacks and migrant brown-Hispanics.

At least 37 states have legalized the contracting of prison labor by private corporations that mount their operations inside state prisons. The list of such companies contains the cream of U.S. corporate society: IBM, Boeing, Motorola, Microsoft, AT&T, Wireless, Texas Instruments, Dell, Compaq, Honeywell, Hewlett-Packard, Nortel, Lucent Technologies, 3Com, Intel, Northern Telecom, TWA, Nordstrom’s, Revlon, Macy’s, Pierre Cardin, Target Stores, and many more.

In privately run prisons, they receive as little as 17 cents per hour for a maximum of six hours a day, the equivalent of $20 per month. The highest-paying private prison is CCA in Tennessee, where prisoners receive 50 cents per hour for what they call “highly skilled positions.” Federal prisons might pay up to $1.25 per hour for similar. No surprise the mega-corporations back this 21st-century reboot of modern slavery.

The red-lining of ghetto neighborhoods, underfunded schools, gang culture, a government-sanctioned proliferation of illegal drugs into black and brown sub-cities ring-fenced by aggressive police enforcement, relentless race-motivated sentencing, broken public services, divisive affirmative action that’s more rhetoric than reality, inculcating the school-to-prison pipeline, forcing exceptions into alienation that isolates and drives the best and brightest to migrate into middle class obscurity.

The legislative price of keeping the black, brown and immigrant races as an underclass means a small percentage of poor whites get swept along too. Nobody at the top of American society is shedding tears over a few million crackers. 21st-century America is a stealthy reassertion of the Jim Crow spirit, cynically expanded to include Hispanics, poor whites, and immigrants in their millions.

Make no mistake. The race-profiled populating of prison labor quotas is deliberate and unjust. Three strikes rule made law in the 1990s is a case in point. It’s law in 13 states.

Contrary to the propaganda, the record numbers of jailed Americans aren’t a case of American justice responding to a rise in violent crimes. Crime in America has gone down. Prison populations aren’t full of incarcerations from gangland turf wars. Ninety-seven percent of federal inmates were convicted of non-violent crimes. Over 50% of the current prison population remains incarcerated not for the original crime but for a new inmate punishment extending sentence length. It’s a bleak picture.

Facts of the prison industrial complex are unambiguously stark. Look them up if you doubt this conclusion: America has created a version of forced slave labor in the prisons, overwhelmingly using black and Hispanic labor. It’s systemic racism, a corporate government grift, that defines lived reality for millions of Americans. Police violence in the street may be a catalyst for protest, but it’s the waiting embrace of prison slavery that underscores every encounter with American justice. Underestimate the impact of this constant threat at your peril.

STOLEN VALOR

SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon heavy rocket after years of painstaking development. It carried the Dragon2 capsule from launchpad to the International Space Station. Dragon2 is docked at the I.S.S. for a return in six months.

It became necessary for privately funded SpaceX to develop these technologies because the US government had downgraded space exploration (and therefore NASA budgets) to the lowest levels since the 1950s. America wasn’t prepared to take the risk or put money into the vision of a spacefaring future.

It fell to multinational Elon Musk, South Africa born, Canada educated, to take the risk and bear the financial burden for restoring America’s space capability. NASA itself held SpaceX to most stringent criteria before signing off on using Musk’s technology; and only then when the over-funded Boeing and Northrop Grumman failed to push their own tech to the starting line. SpaceX and Elon Musk’s triumphed despite Government parsimony. Its biggest obstacle hasn’t been technological but the systemic bias favoring old corporate grifters over ambitious SpaceX.

But the launch was an unmitigated success. The President and the nation watched the rocket launch from Cape Canaveral, same launchpad used by the Moon mission. It may not have helped plow the field or plant the seed or tend the shoots or harvest the wheat or grind the flour or bake the bread, but proud American nationalism was sure as hell going to appropriate the triumph for its own self-aggrandizement.

As protests turned to riots across the country and police supported by National Guard opened fire on peaceful protests, military-trained NASA spokesmen were all over the media proclaiming American triumph, American innovation, American greatness, American technology, America’s American America. The first bullethead, covered in flags, in front of a flag backdrop, repeated America 114 times in a 3-minute interview. Can anyone say talking point? No mention of SpaceX or Elon Musk. Not even a word of thanks. Space X launch control has no flags. It isn’t a symbol of jingoism. How ironic it should be the NASA-military exploiting Musk’s achievement, to fill the vacuum of their own lack of innovation. It’s a singularly American twist on the concept of “stolen valor”.

BLOATED AMERICAN PARASITES

Two themes embodied by the spaceflight SpaceX being appropriated by NASA-military parasites and the authoritarian crackdown on citizen protest, when the desperate American public is trying to cry ‘stop killing us’ loud enough to be heard; not for regime change but for regime to be true to the live free, live the American dream commitment it’s supposed to be protecting.

In reality, we have compromised the American dream. Not because it’s an impossible hope but because there’s an entrenched parasite draining the lifeblood of the great nation and this parasite has wrapped itself in all the old bullshit rhetoric, stolen valor nationalism, status quo fear mongering. It has appropriated every symbol and trope, to spoon feed the population on terror and docility while it gets its arse exploited to feed the vampirism of a small entrenched in-group of racist, xenophobic crony-capitalist luddites.

No wonder those types hate China so much. They envy China’s authoritarian rule – it’s an unapologetic gangster state – and it’s disregard for the value of ideas. Our American crony-capitalist elite must wish they could exploit the American citizens as easily as Xi Jinping’s totalitarian cabal subjugates a billion plus Chinese. As it is, the American exploiter must fight a daily battle to keep the population in the slaughterhouse line, blacks and browns front and center.

Like most clever parasites, the American exploiters disguise authoritarian avarice in all the most evolved, intelligent ways. Looking legitimate is important; and to be fair, they’re fooling most of the population. There’re documents aplenty breaking down the means by which this control manifests itself, but my concern isn’t the politics but the socioeconomic and cultural reality: it is a losing formula. Not because it’s authoritarian but because it’s not meritocratic; and knowing it is ring-fencing a moribund, entrenched class, the system has evolved to appropriate the creative dynamism generated by the American model while suffocating the population’s freedom, including its freedom to create, to compete and to move society forward.

The end-results are obvious in 2020. The contrast of peaceful protests in 30+ cities, police crackdowns, tear gas, looting, and media whitewash versus Elon Musk’s seamless SpaceX achievement, docking Dragon 2 capsule with the I.S.S., launching and landing a 23-storey Falcon rocket on a dime, couldn’t be more apt. SpaceX is the exception. Authoritarian suppression (albeit not always in our face) is the norm. And the United States as a nation degrades relative to the rest of the world.

People talk about the inevitable decline of great empires and some wag their fingers at America saying “you’re next!” but why can’t America be the exception to the rule? The parasite bleeding the nation’s vitality is hiding in plain sight. It’s a version of the same parasite that devoured past great civilizations. All the US has to do is exculpate the parasite and let the founding principles be free.

America uses American exceptionalism as an effective propaganda tool, but this too has been corrupted by the parasite class. It has become a cover story for appropriating the talents and the energy of new generations, imported skill and debt-financed speculation based on a rigged unsustainable financial system. We were flattered by the enormous momentum built up in the nation’s expansion through the 19th and early 20th century, an unparalleled melting pot of the best of the world liberated by being American from the oppression of a long line of “old country” orthodoxies. Victory in the Second World War was the apex of this influx of autonomous potential.

DEFEAT FROM THE JAWS OF VICTORY

We don’t have to be economists to know the United States of 2020 is not the superpower it used to be; despite the enormous military expenditure. Truth is, America isn’t weaker militarily. There’s no challenge from outside the borders of the fifty states. The country’s deterioration is economic and cultural. From “winning” the Cold War, the generation that should have reaped a reward for America’s triumph was subverted into wage-slave servitude by the moribund Boomer class.

American exceptionalism is a facade, a stage-show braggadocio invented by snake oil salesmen to massage the vanity of an audience, conning them into giving away money and mindlessly following the latest demagogue bullshit. America’s greatness comes from its pioneering self-reliance, its open competition of interests that fuel aspiration, reward freethinking, enrich the entrepreneurial spirit. America’s unique society accepted the unequal reality of a level playing field of better and worse competitors. The country accommodated winners and losers without falling into a winner-takes-all game of monopolies.

America as a moral force and a society evolving, innovating, leading the world, can’t be allowed to degrade into perpetually playing out the results of a single period immediately following the Second World War. We have already lost decades to the vast military industrial con. It led to the boomers inheriting the world and they’ve spent half a century building a system of divide and rule, to block out everyone else, particularly the average American citizen. The unnecessary exploitation of the poor – undereducated, by design, racially segregated, by patient exclusion and bogus alienation strategies – must end.

The natural world-defining dynamics of the United States have corrupted, to enrich an increasingly lazy, parasitical 1% who’ve become anti-entrepreneurial, power-crazed and sociopathic. Corporate government monopolies steal the best of the nation’s ability, exploiting it, exhausting it, losing all the essential vitality of new generations. We’re stuck in an old broken paradigm that went bankrupt 50 years ago. Society’s declining trajectory gets worse each year. Ultimately, it’s defeat snatched from the jaws of victory.

There’s nothing wrong with the ideal of a free, pluralist society of competing interests, driving innovation and excellence, bound in shared defence against external threat (when necessary). To do this won’t require the violent overthrow of fat white boomers but – instead – a little less greed, a lot less hypocrisy, and the necessary liberation of millions of poor white, black and brown Americans.

America doesn’t need new founding principles. Electoral reform, affirmative action, politically correct word policing, misdirections designed to confuse. What the country needs is more honest SpaceX aspiration and less military-NASA appropriation.

In fact, the details can take care of themselves. All we need to do is to bring reality in line with those precious ideals we’re sold on from the moment we open our eyes to see a star-spangled banner on the ceiling of the maternity ward or kindergarten classroom.

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ART, INTERRUPTED

Glib liberal arts grads use social media to deride the stupid lower class sheeple for electing celebrities and fascist enablers to positions of power. Left and centre-left professionals (and students aiming to succeed them) safely self-congratulate the latest much-retweeted virtue signalling from their flare desks, organic cafes and rainbow dormitories; comfortable in their entitlement.

Meanwhile, the right wing exploiters and the left wing enablers unite in expectation of a future just like the present, both hollow ideology placeholders far enough up the socio-economic totem pole to see but not help extricate proletariat labor from the robots coming to make them obsolete.

Millennials bemoan their predicament: inheriting a world under threat of climate change, where power and opportunity to make a better world is denied by parents and grandparents who’ve decided not to pass anything on without a fight. Sure, life may have become less rigidly structured and more financially constrained than the easy self-indulgent credit rich Baby Boomers and lucky early Generation X children of Reaganite-Thatcherite greed but, kids, sharing an apartment isn’t the end of the world and maybe it’s better for friends to stick together longer. Share the burden of your perpetual peacetime.

And let’s not forget, the liberal middle class tries to help the disadvantaged; making a more equal world by fixating on open expressions of prejudice against genders, races, ethnicities, disabilities, etc. The altruistic soft left has been trying to help the working class for decades. Not for direct material gain. Not expecting gratitude. In fact, let’s call a spade a spade. The working class is never grateful. Or gracious. The ideological know the unwashed masses are their own worst enemy.

But how can the laboring classes be so fucking dumb? That fat opiate-addled herd, the bovine majority, the blue collar, the small-town white collar, the workers. Primates in the primary colors of local sports teams or else cheap knockoff versions of Kardashian Kanye sweatshop couture, voting for demagogues who despise them and will exploit them most thoroughly, spreading their genes with the brutal insouciance shared with a billion third world Catholics, Han Chinese peasants and Indian serfs.

Sometimes these morons protest. See them now: fat white faces denying climate change, blocking abortion clinics, refusing healthcare, infecting one another with coronavirus protesting against any billionaires arrogant enough to use some of their wealth to make the world better. Attacking immigrants, worshipping fame, repeating the same mistakes with the endless persistence of a plant. Played for suckers by the very sociopaths they somehow pray to for deliverance, spastic paroxysms in worship rallies for the sake of a drop of infantile self-importance. It’s a bleak pastiche, that’s for sure.

Flop, flip, gnash, yell, cry “JESUS JESUS JESUS” or some guttural nonsense loosed in waves, led by mega-church preachers demanding gold in many tongues. It’s a lunacy that’s somehow contagious, amplified cardioid microwaves emanating from gold-plated pulpits, corralling nickels and dimes in their millions into the cargo holds of private jets carrying the snake oil salesmen ever forward to the next retarded congregation.

Yes, the lower classes. Can’t live them. Can’t euthanize them. What a worthless crowd of mouth-breathing morons. It’s enough to drive less scrupulous, more right-wing graduates to believe in eugenics of the mind.

The doctrine, behind closed doors, gathers crackers, rednecks, scallies, cholitos, roadmen, working poor, laboring illiterati, itinerants, expendables, a different sub-species, maybe a throwback to the out of Africa migrations back in Pleistocene erectus times when they knew their place: naked and homeless and grovelling before tall trees and bright fire and the implacable face of the moon. These fools are living on borrowed time but you can’t tell them what’s coming or they’ll hate you and blame you and force you to electrify the fence.

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THE POOP CHUTE TO NEO-FEUDALISM – PUSHING BACK AGAINST CORIOLIS TRIBALISM?

TWISTED TRIBALISM AND THE CORIOLIS POOP CHUTE

The biggest threat to human species survival – and progress – is the current twisted tribalism. It’s weaponized by populist governments looking to seize or keep or expand power, selling the political frontmen to the population using a mix of exaggerated fear, inflamed anger and blame-the-minorities xenophobia. The agenda of these populists is personal power or, more often, crony capitalism serving the needs of entrenched big finance and lineage corporate confederates – deregulation, inverse taxation, exploitation without oversight, etc.

As this model grows ever more demanding and the actual activity of government uses ever more strong-arm propaganda to offset the cost in votes, as sections of the electorate get pushed too far. This means fears get hyped, it fans inflamed anger, and the xenophobia pushed further into the territory of jingoist hate. The United States and Britain are being drawn down a Coriolis poop chute by this degraded dynamic and the knock-on effect is dragging other countries along in their wake.

It’s a bleak outlook for us all.

CONDITIONED IGNORANCE ENDS IN NEO-FEUDALISM

If the durability of an unscrupulous greed-first government is best served by citizens being less educated, national education will deteriorate. It’s common sense. Dumbing down the electorate has been an unpublicized aim of the right-wing in both the USA and the UK since the 1970s, picking up pace and affecting a wider demographic in the neoliberal 1990s, faster and wider again in the wake of the 2008 Financial Crisis.

In 2020, the degrading of education is as much left-wing as right, though the left’s bias is to exert control through social identity conformity whereas the right teaches subordination to power symbols and hierarchy. Both end in the same place: a malleable proletariat of indoctrinated morons.

The long-term cost to the world (and to us, as individuals) of continuing decades deteriorating education is incalculable. Stupidity destroys self-determination. It pulls down expectations to bare bones. What’s more, conditioned ignorance makes a population easy fodder for propaganda, be it benign or authoritarian.

In the 1930s the Nazis had to work fast to consolidate power from a single election win, removing the vote soon after. Today established powers can be a gentle authority, refreshing legitimacy for exploiting it’s electorate, making them complicit with public consent every 4-5 years.

In the Anglosphere, it’s not inconceivable to see a democratic majority voting on its worst instincts, directed like cattle against its best interests. This trend is not improving. Each subsequent mandate for authoritarian government gives another term for power grabbing and electorate dumb down. The noose tightens on dissent of any kind.

The exploiter gets richer and stronger as time on power goes by unchallenged. The exploited public gets more manageable, technique of subtle control improving. Outlier individuals are more marginalized, less able to connect with the obdurate proletariat. Eventually, the exploiter authority is absolute and the exploited electorate is wholly regulated, happy not to have to worry about thinking. Protesting this neo-feudal utopia will be anti-democratic, an act of sedition; or terrorism.

It’d be ironic if, a hundred years from now, our magnificent proud human society had returned to good old-fashioned feudalism. It has been feudal most of history, after all. We think of our species as inevitably making forward progress but perhaps the flash in the pan will be this past 3-400 years. Will the Chinese care about innovation? Stagnation could become perpetual once technology makes socioeconomic lines of demarkation absolute, 01 + 10 = 11.

TOO MUCH SEEING MEANS TOO LITTLE DOING

It’s too easy to chase one’s own tail, deconstructing the ills of society; seeing too much, doing too little. It’s tempting to disassociate with the deteriorating social conditions, especially if one has the means to ring-fence in comfort. But to what end?

It’s hard to see a meaningful way to push back, if one’s just an individual or a small group of like-minded educated liberals with everyday life to keep on track. Wage-slavery leaves little time for pissing into the Anglo-American wind machines!

Rather than waste time and energy avoiding the problem, let’s try to come up with practical ways to pushback against the tide of consumerist exploitation.

Many have a sense there’s a clock ticking down on this already, as tech develops and big finance – populist government tighten their grip on individual freedom. It’s not inconceivable to imagine a point in the near-future where “neural link” is a necessity, collective thinking causing hierarchies of control, docile lumpen proletariat voting away democracy by de jure abdicating future free ballots to 21st/22nd-century “Big Brother” (maybe sold to the world as A.I. with proven utilitarian operating system, the best way to save the planet from climate change or coronavirus 2.0)…

But I’m wasting time and energy again, aren’t I?

PUSHING BACK AGAINST THE POPULIST BIG CAPITAL CABAL

I have collected a list of practical ways to push back effectively against the trajectory towards neo-feudalism. I’ve tried to provide useful links and/or contact details for anyone interested in exploring further but contact me with any updates – so this list stays on point – and if anyone has additions to suggest, I read all e-mails with proper subject lines so get in touch.

  • Hope.
  • Charity.
  • (not faith.)
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UTILITARIANISM – DEFINING THE IDEAL AND EXTIRPATING THE DOGMA

“Utilitarianism is a consequentialism writ large.” – Hans Nilsen Langseth (1846-1927)

Consequentialism is a moral philosophy. It holds that the consequences of one’s conduct are the ultimate basis for any judgment of its rightness or wrongness. Moral is the act (or omission from acting) that will produce a good outcome. Immoral is the act (or omission) producing a bad outcome. Consequences of action are the only objective human standard of right and wrong.

Utilitarianism extends consequentialism moral standards of right and wrong from the individual human being to encompass the happiness and unhappiness of all human beings equally.

Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), is the founder of utilitarianism. His working description of utility is definitive. Utility is “that property in any object, whereby it produces benefit, advantage, pleasure, good, or happiness…[or] to prevent the happening of mischief, pain, evil, or unhappiness to the party whose interest is considered.”

The seminal book “Utilitarianism” by English theorist John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) formalized utilitarianism in modern society. It distilled consequential utilitarian doctrine to “actions are right in the proportion as they promote happiness, wrong as they produce the reverse of happiness.”
Happiness and its reverse can vary from one culture to another but Mill avoids value judgments, defining happiness as “intended pleasure, and the absence of pain”, physical or mental, and unhappiness as “pain, and the privation of pleasure”, physical or mental.

Utilitarianism defines good as “the greatest happiness for the greatest number”.

Good action is the choice that does “the most good for the most people for the most time”. It’s useful to emphasize timescale. It’s not utilitarian to do good for everyone one day if that decision kills everyone 24 hours later.
Utilitarianism gets attacked by the straw man argument it limits the criteria of choice to a simple, single value approach i.e. limited, blinkered, prone to missing a bigger picture. The straw man tries to redefine what utilitarian means, conflating simplicity of axiom “what does most good for most people” with how it’s applied.

Utilitarian thinking is not straightforward. Trying to apply the ‘simple’ utilitarian ideal with authenticity, in a real-world context, is as complex as any question that requires modeling of reality at scale. Simple aspiration, near-infinitely nuanced application.

Redefining utilitarianism to justify these straw man criticisms invariably tries to impose spurious rules, to limit how to apply the ideal, rather than addressing shortcomings in the ideal itself, e.g. “utilitarian decision-making lacks pluralism” or “utilitarianism doesn’t consider ambiguity or the near-infinite factors and potential outcomes”.

But these diverse considerations are implicit in the utilitarian ideal. Individuals apply their interpretation of the utilitarian ideal in real-world decisions by approximating the “near-infinite factors and potential outcomes”, emphasizing different factors, selecting for preferred outcomes. Whether it’s done well isn’t evidence of a flaw in the utilitarian ideal but a variance in human capability.

Nobody has all the data. No prediction model covers every outcome.

Utilitarian thinking in real-world decisions is an impossible aspiration defined by a perfect goal. Many human ideals are the same. We do the best we can. Keeping sight of the simple but unattainable ideal is a way to be accountable to higher standards, of being well-informed and giving consideration to outcomes, when making choices for the “common” good.

Acknowledging the sheer scale of key factors and potential outcomes in the most rudimentary of real-life utilitarian decisions will correctly inspire skepticism about individuals (or groups) trying to sell their conclusion with absolute confidence it’s the “most utilitarian”.

Contrast the challenge implicit in the utilitarian ideal with the wild conceit of presuming to have mastered all factors and outcomes. Certainty without qualification should always set alarm bells ringing. Certainty is the binding agent calcifying science into dogma. It’s always a reason to make sure the most absolute conclusion gets the most extra scrutiny.

Misplaced (or snake-oil) confidence is the bane of modern society. It’s the antithesis of genuine utilitarianism, whatever straw man conflation may try to argue. It’s been an albatross weighing down human progress in every civilization since the invention of science.

I beseech you… think it possible that you may be mistaken.

Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658)
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CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 – GLOBAL DAILY CASES, CRITICAL, DEATHS, RECOVERED and TESTING COUNTS

We all know there’s a lot of playing around with the coronavirus numbers of cases, attributed deaths, tests and recoveries. This page is simply an independent log of snapshot numbers, provided each day, by all the countries with coronavirus COVID-19 cases.

This cases log was begun because there were discrepencies between reported numbers for a date in March, where multiple daily numbers (as recorded in March) had been changed by the time charts/graphs were being published – and reported around the world – in early April.

We wanted to make sure we had our own log of all the salient numbers (as published day to day) as it’d give us an easy way to spotlight further attempts to recast the narrative in future charts/graphs as and when they pop up.

Enjoy, folkses.

APRIL 20th 2020

Country,
Other
Total
Cases
New
Cases
Total
Deaths
New
Deaths
Total
Recovered
Active
Cases
Serious,
Critical
Tot Cases/
1M pop
Deaths/
1M pop
Total
Tests
Tests/
1M pop
World2,480,503+73,928170,397+5,366646,3281,663,77856,76331821.9
USA792,759+28,12342,514+1,93972,389677,85613,9512,3951284,026,36012,164
Spain200,210+1,53620,852+39980,58798,7717,3714,282446930,23019,896
Italy181,228+2,25624,114+45448,877108,2372,5732,9973991,398,02423,122
France155,383+2,48920,265+54737,40997,7095,6832,380310463,6627,103
Germany147,065+1,3234,862+22091,50050,7032,8891,755581,728,35720,629
UK124,743+4,67616,509+449N/A107,8901,5591,838243501,3797,386
Turkey90,980+4,6742,140+12313,43075,4101,9091,07925673,9807,991
Iran83,505+1,2945,209+9159,27319,0233,38999462353,0124,203
China82,747+124,63277,0841,03181573
Russia47,121+4,268405+443,44643,27070032332,053,31914,070
Brazil40,743+2,0892,587+12522,13016,0267,91919212291,9221,373
Belgium39,983+1,4875,828+1458,89525,2601,0713,450503161,89613,969
Canada36,829+1,7731,690+10312,58622,55355797645559,57814,826
Netherlands33,405+7503,751+67N/A29,4041,1581,950219171,41510,004
Switzerland27,944+2041,429+3618,6007,9153863,229165224,44225,933
Portugal20,863+657735+2161019,5182152,04672235,87823,133
India18,539+924592+333,27314,674130.4401,586291
Peru16,325+697445+456,9688,91238549513148,0114,489
Ireland15,652+401687+777714,8882943,17013990,64618,358
Austria14,795+46470+1810,6313,6941941,64352182,94920,313
Sweden14,777+3921,580+4055012,6475211,46315674,6007,387
Israel13,713+222177+54,0499,4871491,58420240,30327,763
Japan11,135+338263+271,2399,633217882116,725923
S. Korea10,674+13236+28,1142,324552085563,03510,982
Chile10,507+419139+64,6765,6923775507118,8276,216
Saudi Arabia10,484+1,122103+61,4908,891883013180,0005,170
Ecuador10,128+660507+331,1508,4711245742932,4531,839
Poland9,593+306380+201,1338,08016025310214,2365,661
Romania8,936+190478+272,0176,4412614652598,4915,120
Pakistan8,892+544176+81,9706,74646400.8104,302472
Mexico8,261+764686+362,6274,94820764549,570384
Singapore8,014+1,426118017,202231,370294,79616,203
Denmark7,515+131364+94,3122,839841,2976396,24416,616
UAE7,265+48443+21,3605,86217354790,00079,875
Norway7,156+78181+16326,943581,32033143,25526,425
Czechia6,900+154194+81,5595,1478464418172,12316,073
Indonesia6,760+185590+87475,42325243,749160
Serbia6,630+312125+38705,6351087591441,8124,785
Australia6,625+13714,2582,296492603431,73416,931
Philippines6,459+200428+196135,418159459,928547
Belarus6,264+1,48551+45145,699926635102,55610,853
Qatar6,015+5679+15555,451372,088364,62022,429
Ukraine5,710+261151+103595,20045131358,0931,328
Malaysia5,425+36893,2952,041451683108,2163,344
Dominican Republic4,964+284235+94164,3131284582257,8095,329
Panama4,467+194126+61654,176981,0352919,0914,425
Colombia3,977+185189+108042,9849878462,7461,233
Finland3,868+8598+42,0001,770676981859,20010,685
Luxembourg3,558+875+26372,846325,68412033,79853,992
Egypt3,333+189250+118212,26233255,000537
South Africa3,300+14258+41,0552,18736561.0121,5102,049
Morocco3,046+191143+23502,553183416,386444
Argentina3,031+90142+87372,15212367334,568765
Bangladesh2,948+492101+10852,7621180.626,604162
Thailand2,792+27471,99974661400.7142,5892,043
Algeria2,718+89384+91,0991,235406296,500148
Moldova2,548+7670+34572,0212126321711,7632,916
Greece2,245+10116+32691,860612151154,3445,214
Kuwait1,995+809+23671,619394672
Hungary1,984+68199+102671,518602052148,0574,975
Bahrain1,907+2677691,13121,121489,22552,437
Croatia1,881+10477711,063184581126,6106,482
Kazakhstan1,852+17619+24471,38622991117,9496,282
Iceland1,773+210+11,36240145,1962943,143126,429
Uzbekistan1,627+6252611,3618490.1136,0004,063
Iraq1,574+35821,04344939259,0551,468
Estonia1,535+7401651,33091,1573040,93030,855
New Zealand1,440+9129744542299286,30517,897
Azerbaijan1,436+381979162616142295,7479,443
Oman1,410+14472381,16532761
Armenia1,339+4822+258073730452713,3734,513
Slovenia1,335+577+31931,065266423741,80220,107
Lithuania1,326+2837+22421,047174871466,35224,374
Bosnia and Herzegovina1,309+2449+138187943991518,5385,650
North Macedonia1,225+1854+320097195882611,8705,697
Slovakia1,173+1213+12519098215246,7348,560
Cameroon1,163+1464230581633442
Cuba1,087+5236+2285766996328,5982,525
Ghana1,0429999344340.368,5912,207
Afghanistan1,026+3036+31358557260.96,422165
Hong Kong1,026463039281370.5131,78617,579
Bulgaria929+3543+116771934134626,4173,802
Tunisia884+5381486983475317,2871,463
Ivory Coast879+3210+1287582330.4
Djibouti846210274285628,1448,243
Cyprus772+51281679156391034,08728,233
Latvia739+125886465392336,66819,440
Andorra717+437+1248432179,2804791,67321,653
Diamond Princess71213644557
Lebanon677+4211035532799320,9293,066
Nigeria665+3822+1188455230.17,15335
Costa Rica662+26+11245328130110,8792,136
Niger64820117511270.84,715195
Guinea622+435122495470.4
Albania584+2226327231520395,7752,007
Burkina Faso581+538+2357186282
Kyrgyzstan568+147+2201360587126,1474,008
Bolivia564+4433+13150034833,569306
Uruguay535+181031321213154313,3963,856
Channel Islands48824+3733912,8071383,32019,095
Honduras477+54625406104852,535256
San Marino462+13961362413,6161,1491,72650,868
Palestine449+10371375880.617,3293,397
Malta431+431263022976724,91956,436
Jordan425+872821365420.733,0003,234
Taiwan422+26203213180.353,6322,252
Réunion4082371714456
Georgia402+8495303610117,6111,908
Senegal377+105+22351371230.3
DRC332+5252728040.3
Mauritius328922495325879,7557,670
Montenegro312+4588219749783,8746,168
Sri Lanka304+337981991140.36,463302
Isle of Man300+29+320091153,5281062,50929,506
Guatemala289+327212613160.47,200402
Venezuela285+2910+11171584100.4347,23612,211
Kenya281+111469198250.313,872258
Mayotte27141171505993151,8506,781
Vietnam2682145483206,2532,119
Tanzania254+8410+311233440.2
Mali246+221456176120.7
Somalia237+738+142252150.5
Jamaica223+505271917521,809611
El Salvador218+17746165234112,2101,882
Paraguay208+284615412914,950694
Faeroe Islands18517693,7866,021123,222
Martinique1631273781143432
Congo160+17616138291
Guadeloupe148873671337020
Rwanda1477671116,959537
Brunei1381116212315211,63326,591
Gibraltar1321201213,9181,91256,751
Cambodia12210715175,768345
Madagascar1214180142,35785
Gabon120+11171122540.4572257
Myanmar119+85710720.094,69286
Trinidad and Tobago114822848161,371980
Ethiopia111+33169211.00.037,95369
Sudan107+4112+288720.3
Liberia99+88784202
Aruba97249464909191,44213,506
French Guiana97+11+1692723253
Monaco943236832,39576
Bermuda8653744101,3818065110,453
Togo846+15325100.74,381529
Liechtenstein81155252,1242690023,605
Equatorial Guinea7977256854609
Barbados75523474261171,0633,699
Maldives69+17165311284,1397,657
Cabo Verde67+611651212
Sint Maarten6710124561,5632331633,802
Cayman Islands66+5175831,0041577811,838
Guyana6579494839322409
Zambia65+433527140.22,586141
Bahamas6091140115323
Haiti57+1035450.361854
French Polynesia56+1193711991,5155,393
Uganda56+13818112,565275
Benin54+191272640.08
Libya511153570.1808118
Guinea-Bissau50347251,500762
Macao452223169
Sierra Leone43+86375
Eritrea3933611
Mozambique3983111,03733
Syria39353120.2
Saint Martin3721916595752
Chad338252
Mongolia33+1726101,554474
Nepal31427129,5671,015
Zimbabwe25322020.22,851192
Angola2426160.70.06
Eswatini24+21815210.9714615
Antigua and Barbuda23331712353173745
Timor-Leste22+312117
Botswana2011990.44,4321,885
Laos1921731,349185
Belize18221414556511,637
Fiji18+131520
New Caledonia181531633,39911,906
Malawi17231210.90.142922
Dominica16882223454,793
Namibia166106524206
Saint Kitts and Nevis15+1152822474,643
Saint Lucia15132823441,873
Curaçao1411128562861,743
Grenada1468412492818
CAR12482
St. Vincent Grenadines1211110887784
Falkland Islands11383,16131991,667
Greenland111101941,04318,372
Montserrat112912,204367,212
Seychelles1156112
Turks and Caicos1111028426832,144
Gambia1012740.4316131
Nicaragua1026220.3
Suriname10163172
MS Zaandam927
Vatican City9+12711,236
Mauritania716020.2913196
Papua New Guinea770.816719
St. Barth651607
Western Sahara6610
Bhutan52368,57011,107
British Virgin Islands5+113116533
Burundi51400.40.08807
Caribbean Netherlands551911104,195
Sao Tome and Principe44181987
South Sudan440.4
Anguilla312200
Saint Pierre Miquelon11173
Yemen110.03
Total:2,480,503+73,928170,397+5,366646,3281,663,77856,763318.221.9

APRIL 18th 2020

Country,
Other
Total
Cases
New
Cases
Total
Deaths
New
Deaths
Total
Recovered
Active
Cases
Serious,
Critical
Total
Tests
Tests/
1M pop
World2,330,793+81,930160,643+6,505596,4821,573,66855,265
USA738,792+29,05739,014+1,86768,269631,50913,5513,722,14511,245
Spain194,416+3,57720,639+63774,79798,9807,371930,23019,896
Italy175,925+3,49123,227+48244,927107,7712,7331,305,83321,598
France151,793+3,82419,323+64235,98396,4875,833463,6627,103
Germany143,724+2,3274,538+18685,40053,7862,9221,728,35720,629
UK114,217+5,52515,464+888N/A98,4091,559460,4376,783
China82,719+274,63277,0291,05885
Turkey82,329+3,7831,890+12110,45369,9861,894598,9337,101
Iran80,868+1,3745,031+7355,98719,8503,513330,1373,931
Belgium37,183+1,0455,453+2908,34823,3821,119145,99712,597
Russia36,793+4,785313+403,05733,42381,831,89212,553
Brazil36,722+3,0402,361+22014,02620,3356,63462,985296
Canada33,383+1,4561,470+16011,20720,706557516,21613,677
Netherlands31,589+1,1403,601+14225027,7381,279154,9119,041
Switzerland27,404+3261,368+4117,1008,936386216,40025,004
Portugal19,685+663687+3061018,388228235,87823,133
India16,365+2,013521+352,46313,381335,123243
Ireland14,758+778571+417714,11029490,64618,358
Austria14,671+76443+1210,2144,014208175,93219,534
Peru14,420+931348+486,6847,388117135,8954,122
Sweden13,822+6061,511+11155011,7611,05474,6007,387
Israel13,265+283164+133,4569,645164187,25021,634
S. Korea10,653+18232+27,9372,48455546,46310,659
Japan10,296+509222+321,0699,005221111,325880
Chile9,730+478126+104,0355,569360108,8915,696
Ecuador9,022+572456+351,0087,55816830,9221,753
Poland8,742+363347+159817,414160192,9605,098
Romania8,418+351421+101,7306,26724890,9914,730
Saudi Arabia8,274+1,13292+51,3296,85378150,0004,309
Pakistan7,638+613143+81,8325,6634692,548419
Denmark7,242+169346+103,8473,0497691,43715,786
Norway7,036+99164+3326,84063139,66825,763
Mexico6,875+578546+602,1254,20420748,365375
Czechia6,606+57181+81,2275,19886162,53315,177
Australia6,586+5370+54,1672,34955406,51015,942
UAE6,302371,1885,0771767,00077,550
Indonesia6,248+325535+156315,08239,422144
Philippines6,087+209397+105165,174156,048511
Serbia5,994+304117+76375,24012636,0284,123
Singapore5,992+942117405,2412394,79616,203
Malaysia5,305+5488+23,1022,11549100,7943,114
Ukraine5,106+444133+82754,6984552,5341,201
Qatar5,008+3458+15104,4903760,13920,874
Belarus4,77945+33424,3926586,8139,187
Dominican Republic4,335+209217+173123,80614614,3731,325
Panama4,210+194116+71223,9729618,5594,301
Finland3,681+19290+81,7001,8917055,60010,035
Colombia3,621+182166+136912,7649859,0021,160
Luxembourg3,537+57726012,8643233,25253,120
South Africa3,034+25152+29032,07936108,0211,821
Egypt3,032+188224+197012,10755,000537
Argentina2,839+170132+96852,02212730,942685
Thailand2,733+33471,78789961100,4981,440
Morocco2,685+121137+23142,234113,689371
Algeria2,534+116367+38941,273603,35977
Moldova2,378+11457+13911,930809,8482,441
Greece2,235+11110+22691,8566753,2905,113
Bangladesh2,144+30684+9661,994121,307129
Hungary1,834+71172+162311,4316043,9014,544
Croatia1,832+1839+36151,1782721,6475,273
Bahrain1,773+3377551,011382,56848,524
Iceland1,760+691,291460341,091120,416
Kuwait1,751+936+12801,46534
Kazakhstan1,615+69173771,22122100,8785,373
Iraq1,513+3182+195347853,9551,341
Estonia1,512+53381621,3121139,60529,856
Uzbekistan1,490+855+11941,2918136,0004,063
New Zealand1,422+1311867544379,07816,399
Azerbaijan1,373+3318+35907652186,6078,542
Slovenia1,317+1370+41901,0572740,58019,520
Bosnia and Herzegovina1,268+5447+1338883416,8685,141
Armenia1,248+4720+15237053011,7963,981
Lithuania1,239+90332289781458,81621,605
Oman1,180+11161769983
North Macedonia1,170+53491649571511,5565,547
Slovakia1,089+4011+22138651040,9537,501
Hong Kong1,024+245684529131,78617,579
Cameroon1,017+2142+2030567033
Cuba986+6332+12277271525,3092,234
Afghanistan933+2730112791
Bulgaria878+32411536843526,4173,802
Tunisia866+237437863314,6401,239
Ghana834+1939+199726460,9161,960
Ivory Coast801+1138+2239554
Cyprus761+111279670832,28426,739
Djibouti7322766547,4867,577
Diamond Princess71213644557
Latvia712+30588619534,69718,395
Andorra704+835205464171,67321,653
Lebanon672+421995523020,2252,963
Costa Rica655+64975541010,1381,990
Niger639+1219+11135074,715195
Burkina Faso565+836+1321208
Albania548+92630222055,3111,846
Nigeria542+4919+216635727,15335
Guinea518+41365450
Uruguay517+1592982101412,4783,592
Kyrgyzstan506+175130371526,1474,008
Bolivia493+28313143133,569306
Channel Islands484+1421+1733903,32019,095
Honduras457+1546+510401102,396242
San Marino455+203960356151,60547,302
Malta426+4399324423,25352,663
Palestine418+1626934717,3293,397
Jordan413+67269137520,5002,009
Réunion407+52371704
Taiwan398+3617821452,4452,202
Georgia388+184+18629865,0271,260
Senegal350+83+12111361
Mauritius325+1918013639,7557,670
DRC307+2025+226256
Montenegro307+455524773,8746,168
Isle of Man297+66+2180111112,41428,389
Vietnam268201678206,2532,119
Kenya262+1612+160190210,784201
Mayotte254+9411713361,8006,598
Sri Lanka254+1078616114,768223
Guatemala235+2172120737,200402
Venezuela227+2391171014299,71410,540
Mali216+451341162
Paraguay202+383515914,950694
El Salvador190+13743140110,1911,571
Faeroe Islands184173115,981122,403
Jamaica163+205251331,516512
Martinique163+512+4737811
Guadeloupe148+38736713
Tanzania1475111314
Rwanda144+169756,237482
Congo143611126
Brunei137+1111323211,25425,725
Somalia135+197+121262
Gibraltar1321112111,85955,178
Cambodia1221031915,768345
Madagascar120+3358512,35785
Trinidad and Tobago114821851,320943
Gabon10817100572257
Ethiopia105+93168616,89060
Myanmar98+105+15884,06575
Aruba962445041,35812,719
French Guiana9664322
Monaco94322693
Togo84+1549304,191506
Bermuda835354395528,863
Equatorial Guinea79475854609
Liechtenstein791552390023,605
Liberia767762
Barbados755175341,0003,480
Sudan66+3310+4650
Sint Maarten64+79124361633,802
Guyana6369484283360
Cayman Islands611753370210,681
Cabo Verde58+21156
Zambia57+52332212,191119
Bahamas55+1910361
French Polynesia5525311,3024,635
Uganda55223311,101243
Libya4911137707103
Guinea-Bissau46+3461,500762
Macao4516291
Haiti44+134149844
Eritrea39+4336
Syria382531
Saint Martin37+2219165
Benin3511816
Maldives35+616193,7146,871
Mozambique35+143195230
Chad33+6825
Mongolia315261,450442
Nepal31+132815,800542
Sierra Leone30+430
Zimbabwe25+132202,626177
Angola24+52616
Antigua and Barbuda233317173745
Eswatini22+61813714615
Laos192171,318181
Belize1821616511,637
New Caledonia1814413,39911,906
Timor-Leste18117
Fiji1717
Malawi172312141722
Dominica16883454,793
Namibia16610499196
Botswana151143,6021,532
Saint Lucia151143441,873
Curaçao1411122861,743
Grenada1468492818
Saint Kitts and Nevis14142344,399
CAR1248
St. Vincent Grenadines1211187784
Falkland Islands113831991,667
Greenland111101,04318,372
Montserrat11291367,212
Seychelles1156
Turks and Caicos11110832,144
Suriname10163
Gambia9126316131
MS Zaandam927
Nicaragua92+161
Vatican City826
Mauritania7160913196
Papua New Guinea7716719
St. Barth651
Western Sahara66
Bhutan5238,10710,507
Burundi514807
British Virgin Islands422
Sao Tome and Principe441987
South Sudan44
Anguilla312
Caribbean Netherlands3310381
Saint Pierre Miquelon11
Yemen11
Total:2,330,793+81,930160,643+6,505596,4821,573,66855,265

APRIL 14th 2020

Country,
Other
Total
Cases
New
Cases
Total
Deaths
New
Deaths
Total
Recovered
Active
Cases
Serious,
Critical
Total
Tests
Tests/
1M pop
World1,997,860+74,012126,600+6,982478,5161,392,74451,612
USA613,886+26,94526,047+2,40738,820549,01913,4733,065,0199,260
Spain174,060+3,96118,255+49967,50488,3017,371600,00012,833
Italy162,488+2,97221,067+60237,130104,2913,1861,073,68917,758
France143,303+6,52415,729+76228,80598,7696,730333,8075,114
Germany132,210+2,1383,495+30168,20060,5154,2881,317,88715,730
UK93,873+5,25212,107+778N/A81,4221,559382,6505,637
China82,249+893,34177,7381,170116
Iran74,877+1,5744,683+9848,12922,0653,691287,3593,421
Turkey65,111+4,0621,403+1074,79958,9091,809443,6265,260
Belgium31,119+5304,157+2546,86820,0941,223102,1518,814
Netherlands27,419+8682,945+12225024,2241,358134,9727,877
Canada27,063+1,383903+1238,23517,925557450,71711,942
Switzerland25,936+2481,174+3613,70011,062386199,00022,993
Brazil25,262+1,8321,532+20414,0269,70429662,985296
Russia21,102+2,774170+221,69419,23881,400,0009,593
Portugal17,448+514567+3234716,534218191,68018,798
Austria14,226+185384+167,6336,209243151,79616,854
Israel12,046+460123+72,1959,728175117,33913,557
India11,487+1,034393+351,3599,735244,893177
Ireland11,479+832406+412511,04819490,64618,358
Sweden11,445+4971,033+11438110,03191554,7005,416
S. Korea10,564+27222+57,5342,80855527,43810,288
Peru10,303+519230+142,8697,204132102,2163,100
Chile7,917+39292+102,6465,17938787,7944,593
Japan7,885+267146+38536,88615289,551708
Ecuador7,603+74369+146966,53812925,3471,437
Poland7,202+268263+186186,321160148,3213,919
Romania6,879+246351+201,0515,47724170,0973,644
Norway6,623+20139+5326,45259128,56923,716
Denmark6,511+193299+142,5153,69710074,21012,812
Australia6,400+41613,5982,74180366,49314,372
Czechia6,111+52161+186425,30892131,54212,283
Pakistan5,837+34196+31,3784,3634669,928317
Saudi Arabia5,369+43573+88894,40759150,0004,309
Philippines5,223+291335+202954,593143,500397
Mexico5,014+353332+361,9642,71820737,395290
Malaysia4,987+17082+52,4782,4276084,7912,620
UAE4,933+41228+39333,9721648,19565,538
Indonesia4,839+282459+604263,95431,628116
Serbia4,465+41194+94003,97113123,3982,678
Panama3,574+10295+1723,40710616,0533,720
Qatar3,428+19773733,0483752,62218,265
Ukraine3,372+27098+51193,1554535,153804
Luxembourg3,307+15675002,7403029,52347,163
Dominican Republic3,286+119183+61622,9411439,275855
Belarus3,281+36233+42033,0455771,8757,606
Singapore3,252+33410+16112,6312972,68012,423
Finland3,161+9764+53002,7977447,2908,535
Colombia2,979+127127+153542,49810643,053846
Thailand2,613+3441+11,4051,16761100,4981,440
South Africa2,415+143274101,978787,0221,467
Egypt2,350+160178+145891,58325,000244
Argentina2,277102+45591,6168322,805505
Greece2,170+25101+22691,8007648,7984,682
Algeria2,070+87326+136911,053603,35977
Moldova1,934+22241+61711,722806,2711,555
Morocco1,888+1251262171,54519,609260
Iceland1,720+98989723836,339106,490
Croatia1,704+5431+64151,2583418,3594,472
Bahrain1,528+1677+1645876369,35940,762
Hungary1,512+54122+131221,2685835,8253,708
Iraq1,400+227876655645,4371,130
Estonia1,373+4131+31151,2271132,26324,321
New Zealand1,366+179+4628729464,39913,355
Kuwait1,355+553+11761,17626
Kazakhstan1,232+14114+22031,0152176,9044,096
Slovenia1,220+856+11521,0123535,94617,291
Azerbaijan1,197+4913+13518332571,7367,075
Uzbekistan1,165+1674991,062870,0002,091
Bosnia and Herzegovina1,083+4640+1236807412,4073,782
Lithuania1,070+829+51019401442,69015,682
Armenia1,067+2816+2265786308,3162,806
Hong Kong1,013+344345751396,70912,900
Bangladesh1,012+20946+742924113,12880
North Macedonia908+5444+686778159,2624,446
Cameroon84814+2130704
Slovakia835+662113720530,0525,504
Oman813+8641306793
Cuba766+4021132613918,6341,645
Tunisia747+2134436708912,4151,050
Afghanistan714+4923+240651
Bulgaria713+2835+3815972918,5022,663
Diamond Princess71212639617
Cyprus695+331265618817,92314,845
Andorra659+1331+2128500171,67321,653
Latvia657+2516636329,01815,384
Lebanon641+921+1805403316,3192,391
Ivory Coast638+126114518
Ghana636+70817611244,4211,430
Costa Rica618+6366549148,7031,708
Niger570+2214+1904664,427183
Burkina Faso528+1330+3177321
Uruguay492+98260224149,9292,858
Albania475+824+124820354,3061,496
Channel Islands440+413+4483793,32019,095
Kyrgyzstan430+11571354526,1474,008
Honduras407+1026+17374101,600162
Jordan397+67235155520,5002,009
Malta393+9344346419,12143,305
Taiwan393612426348,5492,038
Réunion391403513
Nigeria373+3011+19926325,00024
San Marino372+136532831584624,933
Djibouti363+652533085,3565,421
Guinea363+4431332
Bolivia354+2428+1632032,185187
Mauritius32495126438,2796,510
Palestine30826224417,3293,397
Georgia300+2836922865,0271,260
Senegal299+821831141
Montenegro283+94+14623372,8694,568
Vietnam266+1169978121,8211,252
Isle of Man254+122141111132,12224,955
DRC241+62020201
Sri Lanka233+1676116514,768223
Mayotte217+1036914531,5005,498
Kenya216+894116628,123151
Venezuela1899110706203,1087,143
Faeroe Islands184163215,602114,647
Guatemala167+1151914331,13463
Paraguay159+127+12213013,394476
Martinique15765010119
El Salvador149+1262511827,2301,115
Guadeloupe1458677013
Mali144+2113+33497
Brunei136110728210,35023,658
Rwanda134+749856,237482
Gibraltar129933611,64948,945
Cambodia122913115,768345
Trinidad and Tobago113817881,152823
Madagascar108+223851
Jamaica105+32419821,290436
Monaco9316865
Aruba92326011,15410,809
French Guiana8651351
Ethiopia82+8314654,55740
Liechtenstein791552390023,605
Togo77332422,806339
Congo74+1451059
Barbados73+15+1155348643,007
Myanmar63+142572,44345
Somalia6022562
Liberia596449
Bermuda575302234166,680
Gabon571155
French Polynesia555519203,275
Uganda55+18476,661146
Cayman Islands54164735808,825
Tanzania53+43743
Sint Maarten52+2953821343,125
Bahamas4986351
Guyana4768335213271
Macao4510351
Zambia452301311,69692
Guinea-Bissau43+5431,500762
Equatorial Guinea41+20437854609
Haiti4033736532
Benin3511816
Eritrea35+135
Libya35+9192557083
Saint Martin32211195
Sudan32+35+1423
Mongolia30+135251,000305
Syria29+42522
Mozambique28+722676224
Antigua and Barbuda232318173745
Chad23221
Maldives201642,8995,363
Angola192512
Laos191181,235170
Belize1821615671,426
New Caledonia181172,6089,135
Zimbabwe1731460441
Dominica16883454,793
Fiji1616
Malawi16214131416
Namibia16313362142
Nepal16+21156,299216
Eswatini1587714615
Saint Lucia151143191,737
Curaçao1411032301,402
Grenada1414292818
Saint Kitts and Nevis14+2142344,399
Botswana131123,1151,325
St. Vincent Grenadines1211187784
Cabo Verde11+1119
CAR1147
Falkland Islands11+611013739,368
Greenland1111091216,065
Montserrat111101367,212
Seychelles1111
Sierra Leone11+111
Suriname10163
Turks and Caicos1019711,834
Gambia9126281116
MS Zaandam927
Nicaragua9144
Vatican City826
Mauritania7124593128
St. Barth642
Timor-Leste6+215
Western Sahara66
Bhutan5231,1661,511
Burundi514
Sao Tome and Principe441987
South Sudan44
Anguilla312
British Virgin Islands321
Caribbean Netherlands3310381
Papua New Guinea22728
Saint Pierre Miquelon11
Yemen11
Total:1,997,860+74,012126,600+6,982478,5161,392,74451,612


APRIL 13th 2020

Country / RegionTotal CasesNew CasesDeath TotalsNew DeathsTotal RecoveredActive CasesSerious CriticalTotal TestsTests / 1Mpop
World1,852,257+72,514114,194+5,415423,3111,314,75250,776
USA560,300+27,42122,105+1,52832,634505,56111,7662,832,2588,557
Spain166,831+3,80417,209+60362,39187,2317,371355,0007,593
Italy156,363+4,09219,899+43134,211102,2533,3431,010,19316,708
France132,591+2,93714,393+56127,18691,0126,845333,8075,114
Germany127,854+2,4023,022+15160,30064,5324,8951,317,88715,730
UK84,279+5,28810,612+737N/A73,3231,559352,9745,200
China82,052+993,33977,5751,138139
Iran71,686+1,6574,474+11743,89423,3183,930263,3883,136
Turkey56,956+4,7891,198+973,44652,3121,665376,1004,459
Belgium29,647+1,6293,600+2546,46319,5841,223102,1518,814
Netherlands25,587+1,1742,737+9425022,6001,384101,5345,926
Switzerland25,415+3081,106+7012,70011,609386193,80022,393
Canada24,383+1,065717+647,17216,494557422,20011,186
Brazil22,192+1,2301,223+8317320,79629662,985296
Portugal16,585+598504+3427715,804228163,61616,046
Russia15,770+2,186130+241,29114,34981,200,0008,223
Austria13,945+139350+136,9876,608243144,87716,086
Israel11,145+402103+21,6279,415183117,33913,557
S. Korea10,512+32214+37,3682,93055514,62110,038
Sweden10,483+332899+123819,20383954,7005,416
Ireland9,655+727334+14259,29619453,00010,734
India9,205+759331+431,0807,794189,111137
Peru7,519+671193+121,7985,52813476,5062,320
Ecuador7,466+209333+185016,63218423,6351,340
Japan7,370+622123+157846,46312977,381612
Chile7,213+28680+72,0595,07438782,2714,304
Poland6,674+318232+244396,003160138,0073,646
Norway6,525+116128+9326,36559126,48623,332
Australia6,313+1059+33,3382,91681353,94113,880
Romania6,300+310316+258525,13220462,3283,240
Denmark6,174+178273+132,1233,77810470,12512,107
Czechia5,991+89138+94645,38987125,12611,684
Pakistan5,230+21991+51,0284,1113761,801280
Malaysia4,683+15376+32,1082,4996677,4912,394
Philippines4,648+220297+501974,154133,814309
Saudi Arabia4,462+42959+77613,64267115,5853,320
Indonesia4,241+399373+463593,50927,07599
Mexico4,219+375273+401,7722,1748935,479275
UAE4,123+38722+26803,4211648,19565,538
Serbia3,630+25080+64003,15014618,3122,096
Panama3,400+16687+8293,28410615,1473,511
Luxembourg3,281+1166+45002,7153029,16546,591
Qatar2,979+2517+12752,6973749,10217,043
Finland2,974+6956+73002,6188045,0198,125
Dominican Republic2,967+208173+381312,6631479,275855
Ukraine2,777+26683+10892,6054530,314693
Colombia2,776+67109+92702,3979241,765821
Belarus2,578+35226+32032,3495064,0006,773
Thailand2,551+3338+31,2181,2956171,8601,030
Singapore2,532+23385601,9643172,68012,423
South Africa2,173+145254101,738780,0851,350
Argentina2,14290+14681,5848319,758437
Greece2,114+3398+52691,7477642,2614,055
Egypt2,065+126159+135891,31725,000244
Algeria1,914+89293+185911,030603,35977
Iceland1,701+1288898041035,253103,308
Moldova1,662+10231+1941,537806,2711,555
Morocco1,661+116118+71771,36618,473230
Croatia1,600+6623+23731,2043416,3813,990
Hungary1,410+10099+141181,1935833,5323,471
Iraq1,352+3476+464063635,415880
New Zealand1,330+184471855561,16712,684
Estonia1,309+525+1981,1861130,34922,878
Kuwait1,234+8011421,09129
Slovenia1,205+1753+31501,0023534,85116,764
Bahrain1,136+966558572463,97337,596
Azerbaijan1,098+40112508372766,6776,576
Lithuania1,053+2723979331440,71214,955
Armenia1,013+4613197803307,1642,418
Bosnia and Herzegovina1,009+6339+2193777410,9753,345
Hong Kong1,005+443606411396,70912,900
Kazakhstan951+8610998422169,3043,691
Uzbekistan865+98466795870,0002,091
North Macedonia828+683441753158,0573,867
Cameroon8201298710
Slovakia742+14223717527,4265,023
Diamond Princess712116198210
Tunisia707+2231+3436338511,238951
Bulgaria675+1429+1685783618,5022,663
Cuba669+4918+2925591115,0571,329
Latvia651+215+216630228,21414,958
Andorra638+3729+3128481171,67321,653
Cyprus633+1711+165557817,92314,845
Lebanon630+1120805303415,1522,220
Bangladesh621+13934+43954819,65359
Afghanistan607+521832557
Oman599+534+11094863
Costa Rica595+18356536146,7621,327
Ivory Coast574+415+185484
Ghana566+15884554237,9541,221
Niger529+3812+1754424,353180
Uruguay512+187231274168,7742,526
Burkina Faso497+1327161309
Albania446+132321720673,8771,347
Channel Islands431+249483743,32019,095
Honduras393+125+17361101,600162
Jordan389+87201181520,5002,009
Réunion389+1403493
Taiwan388+3610927346,5471,954
Malta378+8344331417,05838,633
Kyrgyzstan377+3855431859,6181,474
San Marino35635532681484624,933
Mauritius324+594227337,0775,565
Nigeria323+5108522825,00024
Bolivia300+2524+4227432,185187
Palestine290+2225823017,3293,397
Senegal280+221711071
Montenegro272+93+1526472,8694,568
Vietnam262+41441188121,8211,252
Georgia257+1536718763,271820
Guinea25017233
DRC234+112016198
Isle of Man228+22112114111,93422,744
Djibouti214+272361764,4514,505
Sri Lanka210+1275614714,525211
Kenya197+68+12516427,449139
Mayotte19635913431,3504,948
Faeroe Islands184157275,509112,744
Venezuela181+6993796181,3356,377
Martinique1556509919
Guatemala155+185+21913131,13463
Guadeloupe1438676813
Brunei13611062929,88422,593
Paraguay134+162210612,262317
Gibraltar129844511,55846,244
Rwanda126+6251011,966152
El Salvador125+7621983
Cambodia122+2774515,768345
Trinidad and Tobago113+1816891,126805
Madagascar106+420861
Mali105+189+22274
Monaco93+116865
Aruba92326011,14510,724
French Guiana8651351
Liechtenstein791552390023,605
Togo76329442,532306
Jamaica72+341652907306
Barbados71+34115648052,801
Ethiopia71+2310583,86334
Congo605550
Bermuda57+94292424166,680
Uganda54+14505,025110
Cayman Islands53164635368,156
French Polynesia53+25318893,165
Sint Maarten50953621343,125
Liberia50+25342
Gabon49+31147
Bahamas4685331
Guyana4568313193245
Macao4510351
Zambia43+32301111,23967
Myanmar41+34+12351,40626
Guinea-Bissau38381,500762
Benin351529
Eritrea3434
Haiti333+13036532
Tanzania323524
Saint Martin32211195
Syria252518
Libya25191553578
Somalia25+412222
Antigua and Barbuda21219140408
Equatorial Guinea21+3318854609
Mozambique21+121967922
Maldives20+1146
Angola192413
Sudan192215
Laos19+1191,140157
Chad18+7216
New Caledonia181172,6089,135
Dominica16883454,793
Fiji1616
Mongolia16412
Namibia16313362142
Saint Lucia15411
Zimbabwe1431156338
Belize14+12121364915
Curaçao14185
Grenada1414292818
Eswatini14+277
Malawi13+1211128715
Botswana131123,1151,325
Nepal12+31114,426152
Saint Kitts and Nevis12122053,853
St. Vincent Grenadines1211156505
Greenland1111091216,065
Seychelles1111
Suriname10145
Sierra Leone1010
MS Zaandam927
Gambia9126281116
Nicaragua9144
Turks and Caicos918621,601
Montserrat991367,212
Cabo Verde8116
CAR88
Vatican City826
Mauritania7124496107
St. Barth642
Western Sahara66
Bhutan5231,1661,511
Burundi55
Falkland Islands51413739,368
Sao Tome and Principe441987
South Sudan44
Anguilla33
British Virgin Islands321
Caribbean Netherlands3+1310381
Papua New Guinea22728
Timor-Leste211
Saint Pierre Miquelon11
Yemen11
Total:1,852,257+72,514114,194+5,415423,3111,314,75250,776

APRIL 11th 2020

Country,
Other
Total
Cases
New
Cases
Total
Deaths
New
Deaths
Total
Recovered
Active
Cases
Serious,
Critical
Total
Tests
Tests/
1M pop
World1,779,743+80,908108,779+6,095402,6591,268,30550,594
USA532,879+30,00320,577+1,83030,453481,84911,4712,670,6748,068
Spain163,027+4,75416,606+52559,10987,3127,371355,0007,593
Italy152,271+4,69419,468+61932,534100,2693,381963,47315,935
France129,654+4,78513,832+63526,39189,4316,883333,8075,114
Germany125,452+3,2812,871+13557,40065,1814,8951,317,88715,730
China81,953+463,339+377,5251,089141
UK78,991+5,2339,875+91734468,7721,559334,9744,934
Iran70,029+1,8374,357+12541,94723,7253,987251,7032,997
Turkey52,167+5,1381,101+952,96548,1011,626340,3804,036
Belgium28,018+1,3513,346+3275,98618,6861,262102,1518,814
Switzerland25,107+5561,036+3412,10011,971386190,00021,954
Netherlands24,413+1,3162,643+13225021,5201,384101,5345,926
Canada23,318+1,170653+846,42816,237557401,55210,639
Brazil20,962+1,1731,140+7217319,64929662,985296
Portugal15,987+515470+3526615,251233162,79815,966
Austria13,806+246337+186,6046,865246140,97515,653
Russia13,584+1,667106+121,04512,43381,184,4428,116
Israel10,743+335101+61,3419,301175117,33913,557
S. Korea10,480+30211+37,2433,02655510,4799,957
Sweden10,151+466887+173818,88378954,7005,416
Ireland8,928+839320+33258,58319453,00010,734
India8,446+846288+399697,189189,111137
Ecuador7,257+96315+184116,53118421,5681,222
Chile6,927+42673+81,8644,99038376,3743,995
Peru6,848+951181+121,7394,92814267,7122,054
Japan6,748+743108+97625,87811768,771544
Norway6,409+95119+6326,25867124,27922,924
Poland6,356+401208+273755,773160129,5603,423
Australia6,303+6556+23,2652,98280351,38013,780
Denmark5,996+177260+131,9553,78110667,77111,700
Romania5,990+523291+217584,94120859,2723,081
Czechia5,902+170129+104115,36292120,28511,232
Pakistan5,011+31686+207624,1635057,836262
Malaysia4,530+18473+31,9952,4627271,8972,221
Philippines4,428+233247+261574,024124,500224
Saudi Arabia4,033+38252+57203,26167115,5853,320
Mexico3,844+403233+396332,9788931,492244
Indonesia3,842+330327+212863,22919,45271
UAE3,736+37620+45883,1281648,19565,538
Serbia3,380+27574+31183,18814516,3991,877
Luxembourg3,270+4762+85002,7083028,96546,272
Panama3,234+26079+5233,13210414,5883,381
Finland2,905+13649+13002,5568044,3548,005
Dominican Republic2,759+139135+91082,5161478,469781
Qatar2,728+21662472,4753747,75116,574
Colombia2,709+236100+202142,3959240,603798
Thailand2,518+4535+21,1351,3486171,8601,030
Ukraine2,511+30873+4792,3594526,577608
Singapore2,299+1918+15281,7633172,68012,423
Belarus2,226+24523+41722,0317253,0005,609
Argentina2,142+16789+74401,61311518,027399
Greece2,081+7093+12691,7197537,3443,583
South Africa2,028+2525+14101,593775,0531,265
Egypt1,939+145146+114261,36725,000244
Algeria1,825+64275+194601,090603,35977
Iceland1,689+148+18418401134,635101,497
Moldova1,560+12230+1751,455806,2711,555
Morocco1,545+97111+41461,28817,734210
Croatia1,534+39213231,1903215,6913,822
Iraq1,318+3972+260164533,889843
New Zealand1,312+294+2422886558,74612,182
Hungary1,310+12085+81151,1101731,9613,308
Estonia1,304+4624931,1871129,45622,205
Slovenia1,188+2850+51489903734,27916,489
Kuwait1,154+16111331,02027
Azerbaijan1,058+6711+12008472761,3426,050
Bahrain1,040+1156555479360,42535,511
Lithuania1,026+2723+1549491438,47214,132
Hong Kong1,001+1143366611496,70912,900
Armenia967+3013+1173781306,4842,188
Bosnia and Herzegovina946+4537+113977046,9112,106
Kazakhstan865+5310817742161,9553,300
Cameroon8201298710
Uzbekistan767+1434+142721870,0002,091
North Macedonia760+4934+241685157,6533,673
Slovakia728+13223703525,8464,734
Diamond Princess712116198210
Tunisia685+1428+3436148510,676903
Bulgaria661+2628+3625713218,5022,663
Latvia630+18316611227,79614,737
Cuba620+5616+1775271113,1621,162
Lebanon619+1020775223414,0552,059
Cyprus616+211061545817,11914,179
Andorra6012671504171,67321,653
Costa Rica577+19349525136,6081,297
Afghanistan555+3418+332505
Oman546+6231094343
Ivory Coast533+534+158471
Uruguay494+217214273167,4962,158
Niger491+5311414394,298178
Burkina Faso484+3627+1155302
Bangladesh482+5830+33641618,31350
Albania433+172319721373,6441,266
Ghana408+308+24396237,4051,204
Channel Islands407+99483503,32019,095
Honduras392+1024+17361101,600162
Réunion388+6403483
Taiwan385+369928045,4361,908
Jordan381+97177197520,5002,009
Malta370+203+116351416,01636,273
San Marino356+1235+1532681484624,933
Kyrgyzstan339+4154429059,6181,474
Mauritius319+192828236,7305,292
Nigeria318+1310+37023825,00024
Senegal278+1321521241
Bolivia275+720+1225332,185187
Palestine268+125720916,9923,331
Montenegro263+62525672,8694,568
Vietnam258+11441148118,8071,221
Guinea250+3817233
Georgia242+836017963,271820
Isle of Man226+252+1112112111,93422,744
DRC2232016187
Sri Lanka198+875413714,525211
Mayotte196+53+15913431,3504,948
Kenya191+272416026,192115
Djibouti187+372+1361494,0174,066
Faeroe Islands184145395,408110,677
Venezuela175993736181,3356,377
Martinique1556509919
Guadeloupe1438676813
Guatemala137+1131911531,13463
Brunei13611043129,63722,028
Paraguay133+461810912,262317
Gibraltar129+2844511,55846,244
Cambodia120+1754515,768345
Rwanda120+21810280662
El Salvador118+1619934
Trinidad and Tobago112+3812921,102787
Madagascar102+911911
Aruba92+629631,11810,471
Monaco92+215864
Mali8772258
French Guiana86+351351
Liechtenstein791552390023,605
Togo76325482,069250
Ethiopia69+4310563,57731
Jamaica69+641352907306
Barbados68+14115347472,599
Congo605550
Cayman Islands53+8164635368,156
Uganda534494,856106
French Polynesia51517442,649
Sint Maarten509+153621343,125
Bermuda484251923545,684
Liberia48+115340
Bahamas46+485331
Gabon46+21144
Guyana45+868313193245
Macao4510351
Zambia402281011,23967
Guinea-Bissau38+2381,500762
Myanmar38+1132331,40626
Benin351529
Eritrea3434
Haiti33+223136532
Saint Martin32211195
Tanzania323524
Libya25+1181650774
Syria25+62518
Antigua and Barbuda21219140408
Somalia211119
Mozambique2021855118
Angola192413
Maldives19136
Sudan19+22215
Equatorial Guinea18315854609
Laos18+2181,094150
New Caledonia181172,6089,135
Dominica165113094,293
Fiji1616
Mongolia16412
Namibia16313362142
Saint Lucia15114
Curaçao14176
Grenada1414292818
Zimbabwe14+131154737
Belize13+32111364915
Botswana131122,5271,075
Eswatini1275
Malawi12+32+110123112
Saint Kitts and Nevis12122053,853
St. Vincent Grenadines1211156505
Chad1129
Greenland1111077013,564
Seychelles1111
Sierra Leone10+210
Suriname10145
Gambia9+5126281116
Montserrat991367,212
MS Zaandam927
Nepal9184,426152
Nicaragua9+218
Turks and Caicos9+118621,601
Cabo Verde8+1116
CAR88
Vatican City826
Mauritania712438082
St. Barth615
Western Sahara6+26
Bhutan5231,1661,511
Burundi5+25
Falkland Islands51413739,368
Sao Tome and Principe441987
South Sudan44
Anguilla33
British Virgin Islands321
Caribbean Netherlands2210381
Papua New Guinea22728
Timor-Leste211
Saint Pierre Miquelon11
Yemen11
Total:1,779,743+80,908108,779+6,095402,6591,268,30550,594

APRIL 10th 2020

Country,
Other
Total
Cases
New
Cases
Total
Deaths
New
Deaths
Total
Recovered
Active
Cases
Serious,
Critical
Total
Tests
Tests/
1M pop
World1,603,694+85,56895,684+7,224356,4371,151,57349,126
USA468,566+33,53616,682+1,89125,928425,95610,0112,353,0967,109
Spain153,222+5,00215,447+65552,16585,6107,371355,0007,593
Italy143,626+4,20418,279+61028,47096,8773,605853,36914,114
Germany118,235+4,9392,607+25852,40763,2214,8951,317,88715,730
France117,749+4,79912,210+1,34123,20682,3337,066333,8075,114
China81,907+423,336+177,4551,116144
Iran66,220+1,6344,110+11732,30929,8013,918231,3932,755
UK65,077+4,3447,978+88113556,9641,559298,1694,392
Turkey42,282+4,056908+962,14239,2321,552276,3383,277
Belgium24,983+1,5802,523+2835,16417,2961,28584,2487,269
Switzerland24,051+771948+5310,60012,503386178,50020,625
Netherlands21,762+1,2132,396+14825019,1161,424101,5345,926
Canada20,765+1,327509+825,31114,945518370,3159,812
Brazil18,145+1,957954+13417317,01829662,985296
Portugal13,956+815409+2920513,342241140,36813,766
Austria13,244+302295+225,2407,709266126,28714,022
S. Korea10,423+39204+46,9733,24655477,3049,310
Russia10,131+1,45976+136989,35781,004,7196,885
Israel9,968+56486+131,0118,871166117,33913,557
Sweden9,141+722793+1062058,14371954,7005,416
India6,725+809227+496355,863177,584129
Ireland6,574+500263+28256,28616553,00010,734
Norway6,219+177108+7326,07978121,03422,326
Australia6,152+10051+12,9873,11481330,13412,946
Chile5,972+42657+91,2744,64136068,3533,576
Denmark5,635+233237+191,7363,66212064,00211,050
Poland5,575+370174+152845,117160107,5972,843
Czechia5,569+257112+133015,15696106,8459,977
Japan5,347+68099+56854,56310961,498486
Peru5,256+914138+171,4383,68012448,4651,470
Romania5,202+441248+286474,30717851,8022,693
Ecuador4,965+515272+303394,35413919,1021,083
Pakistan4,489+22665+45723,8523144,896203
Malaysia4,228+10967+21,6082,5537263,3671,958
Philippines4,076+206203+211243,749124,500224
Indonesia3,293+337280+402522,76114,35452
Saudi Arabia3,287+35544+36662,57741115,5853,320
Mexico3,181+396174+336332,3748925,410197
Luxembourg3,115+8152+65002,5633027,52143,965
UAE2,990+33114+22682,7081593,09559,967
Serbia2,867+20166+11182,68312712,3471,413
Panama2,752+22466+3162,67010711,7762,729
Finland2,605+11842+23002,2638239,0007,039
Thailand2,423+5432+29401,4516171,8601,030
Qatar2,376+16662062,1643743,14414,975
Dominican Republic2,349+238118+10802,1511477,151659
Colombia2,223+16969+141741,9808534,910686
Greece1,955+7187+42691,5997933,6343,227
South Africa1,934+8918951,821768,8741,161
Singapore1,910+28764601,4442965,00011,110
Argentina1,894+9979+143651,4509614,850329
Ukraine1,892+22457+5451,7903320,608471
Egypt1,699+139118+153481,23325,000244
Algeria1,666+94235+303471,084463,35977
Iceland1,648+3266889541132,66395,718
Belarus1,486+42016+31391,3315549,0005,186
Croatia1,407+6420+12191,1683413,6803,332
Morocco1,374+9997+41091,16816,116166
Moldova1,289+11529+2501,210805,1081,266
New Zealand1,239+291317921451,16510,610
Iraq1,232+306949666730,466757
Estonia1,207+2224831,100926,41619,914
Slovenia1,124+3343+31289533431,81315,303
Hungary980+8566+8968181727,8262,880
Hong Kong974+1342936771496,70912,900
Lithuania955+4316+189312132,80912,052
Azerbaijan926+1049+11018162757,3715,658
Armenia921+4010+1138773305,8231,965
Kuwait910+55111179822
Bahrain887+645519363355,09632,379
Bosnia and Herzegovina858+5435+110172246,9112,106
Cameroon803+7312+261730
Kazakhstan781+548+1607132159,3713,162
Diamond Princess712116198210
Slovakia701+19223676521,3713,914
North Macedonia663+4630+137596156,5713,154
Tunisia643+1525+125593789,570810
Bulgaria618+2524485463215,8992,288
Latvia589+123+116570325,45813,497
Andorra583+1925+258500171,67321,653
Lebanon582+619674962912,5241,835
Uzbekistan582+37338541870,0002,091
Cyprus564+3810+1535011314,27311,822
Costa Rica539+37330506136,2981,236
Cuba515+5815+328472159,410831
Afghanistan484+4015+132437
Oman457+383+11093453
Uruguay4567192257146,1751,778
Ivory Coast444+60352389
Burkina Faso443+2924+1146273
Niger410+6811403594,251176
Albania409+923+116522173,2231,120
Taiwan380+158029542,3151,777
Ghana378+6563369212,046388
Jordan372+147+1161204517,0001,666
Réunion362403224
Channel Islands361+108403131,1576,655
Honduras343+3123+1631410
Malta337+382+116319413,73231,100
San Marino333+2534492501484624,933
Bangladesh330+11221+13327616,17537
Mauritius314+4172328436,7305,292
Nigeria288+127+15123025,00024
Kyrgyzstan280+1043524159,6181,474
Bolivia264+5418+32244359151
Palestine26314421816,0683,150
Vietnam255+41281278114,2411,174
Montenegro252+42424672,3293,708
Senegal250+621231251
Georgia218+735116463,271820
Guinea194+3011183
Isle of Man190+3219297121,87922,097
Sri Lanka190+174913453,248152
Faeroe Islands184136485,299108,446
Kenya184+57+11216525,27898
Mayotte18422615641,1004,032
DRC180189153
Venezuela171+4984786139,2824,898
Martinique1546509819
Guadeloupe143+28676813
Djibouti140+51+1281113,3993,440
Brunei1351924238,98520,538
Paraguay124+551810112,039286
Gibraltar123+3606311,51144,849
Cambodia119+2625715,768345
Rwanda113+3710680662
Trinidad and Tobago109+281100987705
El Salvador103+106+114833
Guatemala95+83177531,13463
Madagascar9311821
Monaco84+315784
French Guiana8343401
Aruba82+520621,0089,441
Liechtenstein781552290023,605
Mali74+1572245
Togo73+3324461,747211
Barbados66+33115246942,415
Jamaica6341247907306
Congo60+155550
Ethiopia56+1245022,79024
Uganda53533,31072
French Polynesia51517442,649
Bermuda48+94+125193545,684
Cayman Islands4516384797,288
Macao4510351
Gabon44+101142
Sint Maarten43+3613621122,612
Bahamas41+18+15281
Zambia391241411,23967
Guyana3768234145184
Guinea-Bissau36+3361,500762
Eritrea3333
Saint Martin3227236
Liberia314324
Haiti30+32+12825723
Benin261520
Tanzania251519
Libya24+3181549272
Myanmar23+132181,24623
Angola192215
Antigua and Barbuda19217140408
Maldives19136
Syria192413
Equatorial Guinea18315854609
New Caledonia181172,3208,126
Mozambique1711648315
Laos16+116903124
Mongolia16412
Namibia16313362142
Dominica151142934,070
Fiji1515
Sudan15+12211
Curaçao14176
Saint Lucia14113
Botswana13+71121,154491
Eswatini1275
Grenada1212245400
Somalia121110
St. Vincent Grenadines12+411156505
Chad11+129
Greenland1111077013,564
Saint Kitts and Nevis11111833,440
Seychelles1111
Zimbabwe113837125
Suriname10145
Belize9+1181364915
Montserrat991367,212
MS Zaandam927
Nepal9182,89599
CAR88
Malawi8171
Turks and Caicos817611,576
Vatican City826
Cabo Verde7115
Mauritania7+112425855
Nicaragua7+116
Sierra Leone77
St. Barth615
Bhutan5231,1661,511
Falkland Islands51413739,368
Gambia4121
Sao Tome and Principe441987
Western Sahara44
Anguilla33
British Virgin Islands33
Burundi33
South Sudan3+13
Caribbean Netherlands2210381
Papua New Guinea22728
Saint Pierre Miquelon11
Timor-Leste11
Total:1,603,694+85,56895,684+7,224356,4371,151,57349,126

APRIL 8th 2020

Country,
Other
Total
Cases
New
Cases
Total
Deaths
New
Deaths
Total
Recovered
Active
Cases
Serious,
Critical
Total
Tests
Tests/
1M pop
World1,517,960+84,38488,455+6,414330,2661,099,23948,092
USA434,927+31,93514,788+1,94022,891397,2489,2792,209,0416,674
Spain148,220+6,27814,792+74748,02185,4077,069355,0007,593
Italy139,422+3,83617,669+54226,49195,2623,693807,12513,349
Germany113,296+5,6332,349+33346,30064,6474,8951,317,88715,730
France112,950+3,88110,869+54121,25480,8277,148224,2543,436
China81,802+623,333+277,2791,190189
Iran64,586+1,9973,993+12129,81230,7813,987211,1362,514
UK60,733+5,4917,097+93813553,5011,559282,0744,155
Turkey38,226+4,117812+871,84635,5681,492247,7682,938
Belgium23,403+1,2092,240+2054,68116,4821,27684,2487,269
Switzerland23,280+1,027895+749,80012,585391171,93819,867
Netherlands20,549+9692,248+14725018,0511,424101,5345,926
Canada19,438+1,541427+464,54814,463426361,9699,591
Brazil16,188+2,154820+13412715,24129654,824258
Portugal13,141+699380+3519612,565245128,78412,630
Austria12,942+303273+304,5128,157267120,75513,408
S. Korea10,384+53200+86,7763,40855477,3049,310
Israel9,404+15673+88018,530147117,33913,557
Russia8,672+1,17563+55808,0298910,2216,237
Sweden8,419+726687+962057,52767854,7005,416
Ireland6,074+365235+25255,81416542,4848,604
Australia6,052+6450+12,8133,18987319,78412,541
Norway6,042101+12325,90978113,89621,009
India5,916+565178+185065,232167,235121
Chile5,546+43048+51,1154,38336260,3913,159
Denmark5,402+331218+151,6213,56312764,00211,050
Czechia5,312+29599+112334,98010398,6819,215
Poland5,205+357159+302224,82416099,2842,623
Romania4,761+344220+235284,01316247,2072,454
Japan4,667+41094+16323,9419955,311437
Ecuador4,450+455242+221404,06814614,406817
Peru4,342+1,388121+141,3332,88811339,5991,201
Pakistan4,263+22861+44673,7352542,159191
Malaysia4,119+15665+21,4872,5677658,2401,799
Philippines3,870+106182+5963,592124,500224
Luxembourg3,034+6446+25002,4883426,57342,450
Indonesia2,956+218240+192222,49414,35452
Saudi Arabia2,932+137416312,26041
Mexico2,785+346141+166332,0118925,410197
Serbia2,666+21965+41182,48311210,7611,232
UAE2,659+300122392,4081593,09559,967
Panama2,528+42863+8162,44910111,7762,729
Finland2,487+17940+63002,1478236,5006,588
Thailand2,369+11130+38881,4516171,8601,030
Qatar2,210+15361782,0263741,81814,515
Dominican Republic2,111+155108+10501,9531474,542419
Colombia2,054+27455+51231,8767633,575660
Greece1,884+5283+22691,5328432,5283,121
South Africa1,845+9618+5951,732763,7761,075
Argentina1,795+8065+53581,3729613,330295
Ukraine1,668+20652+7351,581337,205165
Singapore1,623+14264061,2112965,00011,110
Iceland1,616+3066339771330,94790,689
Algeria1,572+104205+122371,130463,35977
Egypt1,560+110103+93051,15225,000244
Croatia1,343+6119+11791,1453613,1253,197
Morocco1,275+9193+3971,08515,752156
New Zealand1,210+501282927446,8759,721
Iraq1,202+8069+445268128,414706
Estonia1,185+3624+3721,0891124,81318,705
Moldova1,174+11827+5401,107805,1081,266
Slovenia1,091+3240+41209313530,66914,752
Belarus1,066+20513779763346,0004,868
Hong Kong961+2542646931496,70912,900
Lithuania912+321588892130,10811,060
Hungary895+7858+11947431725,7482,665
Armenia881+289+1114758305,4521,840
Kuwait855+112111174321
Bahrain823+125477341352,35130,766
Azerbaijan822+1058637512353,3005,257
Bosnia and Herzegovina804+4034+17969146,9112,106
Cameroon730+4510+160660
Kazakhstan727+307+1546662156,7753,024
Diamond Princess712116198210
Slovakia682+101216664319,6813,605
Tunisia628+524+125579678,878751
North Macedonia617+1829+335553156,2302,990
Bulgaria593+1624+1425272715,8992,288
Latvia577+29216559524,03612,743
Lebanon576+2819624952910,8081,583
Andorra564+1923+152489171,67321,653
Uzbekistan545+253+1305128
Cyprus526+329524651314,27311,822
Costa Rica502+193+129470156,0351,185
Cuba457+6112+127418159,410831
Uruguay456+327192257146,1751,778
Afghanistan444+211429401
Oman419+482723453
Burkina Faso414+3023+4134257
Albania400+172215422472,9891,039
Ivory Coast384+35348333
Taiwan379+356730740,7021,709
Réunion362+4403224
Jordan358+56150202517,0001,666
Channel Islands351+168+1383051,1576,655
Niger342+6411283034,199173
Ghana313+266+1342732
Honduras312+722628410
San Marino308+2934452291472221,278
Malta299+61+116282412,73128,833
Nigeria276+2264422625,00024
Mauritius273+571924734,9133,863
Kyrgyzstan270+4243323359,6181,474
Palestine263+214421815,4503,029
Vietnam2511261258110,1241,131
Montenegro248+72424272,3293,708
Senegal244+721131291
Bangladesh218+5420+33316515,16431
Georgia211+1535015863,271820
Bolivia210+1615+12193359151
Sri Lanka189+47+14413853,248152
Faeroe Islands1841315315,153105,458
Mayotte184+1322216031,1004,032
DRC180189153
Kenya179+76916424,97392
Venezuela167+19+2659361,77963
Guinea164+205159
Isle of Man158+81827571,82421,450
Martinique154+26+2509819
Guadeloupe141+28+1439013
Brunei1351914338,84520,218
Djibouti135+45251103,1063,144
Gibraltar120+760601,48143,958
Paraguay119+45159912,039286
Cambodia117+2635415,768345
Rwanda110+5710380662
Trinidad and Tobago1078198878627
El Salvador93+155+19792
Madagascar93+511821
Guatemala87+103176731,13463
French Guiana83+643401
Monaco81+214764
Liechtenstein781552290023,605
Aruba77+314639909,273
Togo70+5323441,747211
Barbados63385246552,279
Jamaica634+11049540182
Mali59+37+21636
Ethiopia55+3244912,49622
Uganda53+1533,31072
French Polynesia51+4517442,649
Cayman Islands4516384797,288
Congo455238
Macao45+110351
Bahamas40+77+15281
Sint Maarten40613321122,612
Bermuda393+123133155,058
Zambia39173111,23967
Guyana37+46+18234145184
Gabon34+41132
Eritrea33+233
Guinea-Bissau3333
Saint Martin3227236
Liberia31+174+1324
Haiti27+212625723
Benin261520
Tanzania25+11519
Myanmar223+2191,24623
Libya21+1181235552
Angola19+22215
Antigua and Barbuda192+117140408
Maldives19136
Syria192413
Equatorial Guinea18+2315854609
New Caledonia181172,3208,126
Mozambique17+711646715
Mongolia16+1412
Namibia16313362142
Dominica151142934,070
Fiji1515
Laos15+115781107
Curaçao14+1176
Saint Lucia14113
Sudan142210
Eswatini12+275
Grenada1212245400
Somalia12+41+1110
Greenland1111077013,564
Saint Kitts and Nevis11111833,440
Seychelles1111
Zimbabwe113+1837125
Chad1028
Suriname10136
Montserrat991367,212
MS Zaandam927
Nepal9182,36681
Belize8+1171268674
CAR88
Malawi8171
St. Vincent Grenadines81756505
Turks and Caicos817611,576
Vatican City8+126
Cabo Verde7115
Sierra Leone7+17
Botswana6151,154491
Mauritania61236714
Nicaragua615
St. Barth615
Bhutan5231,1661,511
Falkland Islands5+31413739,368
Gambia4121
Sao Tome and Principe441987
Western Sahara44
Anguilla33
British Virgin Islands33
Burundi33
Caribbean Netherlands2210381
Papua New Guinea22728
South Sudan22
Saint Pierre Miquelon11
Timor-Leste11
Total:1,517,960+84,38488,455+6,414330,2661,099,23948,092

DOES YOUR HOSPITAL’S CRITICAL CARE MEASURE UP TO THE CORONAVIRUS BASELINE?

April 7th 2020

CountryTotal
Cases
New
Cases
Total
Deaths
New
Deaths
Total
Recovered
Active
Cases
Serious,
Critical
Total
Tests
Tests/
1M pop
World1,430,919+84,91582,034+7,380301,9051,046,98047,913
USA400,335+33,33112,841+1,97021,674365,8209,1692,075,7396,271
Spain141,942+5,26714,045+70443,20884,6897,069355,0007,593
Italy135,586+3,03917,127+60424,39294,0673,792755,44512,495
France109,069+11,05910,328+1,41719,33779,4047,131224,2543,436
Germany107,663+4,2882,016+20636,08169,5664,895918,46010,962
China81,740+323,33177,1671,242211
Iran62,589+2,0893,872+13327,03931,6783,987211,1362,514
UK55,242+3,6346,159+78613548,9481,559266,6943,929
Turkey34,109+3,892725+761,58231,8021,474228,8682,714
Switzerland22,253+596821+568,70412,728391167,42919,346
Belgium22,194+1,3802,035+4034,15716,0021,26080,5126,947
Netherlands19,580+7772,101+23425017,2291,42486,5895,053
Canada17,897+1,230381+584,02813,488426346,5079,181
Brazil14,034+1,851686+12212713,22129654,824258
Austria12,639+342243+234,0468,350243115,23512,795
Portugal12,442+712345+3418411,913271121,25611,892
S. Korea10,331+47192+66,6943,44555477,3049,310
Israel9,248+34465+87708,413149117,33913,557
Sweden7,693+487591+1142056,89764054,7005,416
Russia7,497+1,15458+114946,9458795,0005,448
Norway6,086+22189+13325,96578113,89621,009
Australia5,988+9349+42,5473,39293310,70012,184
Ireland5,709+345210+36255,47416542,4848,604
India5,351+573160+244684,723140,293102
Chile5,116+30143+68984,17533757,1222,988
Denmark5,071+390203+161,4913,37712758,41910,086
Czechia5,017+19588+101724,7578691,2478,521
Poland4,848+435129+221914,5285092,2152,437
Romania4,417+360197+214603,76027443,5782,265
Japan4,257+35193+16223,5428055,311437
Pakistan4,035+26957+44293,5492839,183177
Ecuador3,995+248220+291403,63515614,406817
Malaysia3,963+17063+11,3212,5799255,5661,717
Philippines3,764+104177+14843,503122,958210
Luxembourg2,970+12744+35002,4263525,70241,059
Peru2,954+393107+151,3011,54610921,555654
Saudi Arabia2,795+19041+36152,13941
Indonesia2,738+247221+122042,31314,35452
Serbia2,447+24761+31182,2681099,6261,102
Mexico2,439+296125+316331,6818920,475159
UAE2,359+28312+11862,1611220,00022,244
Finland2,308+13234+73001,9748134,9006,299
Thailand2,258+3827+18881,3436171,8601,030
Panama2,10055142,0318810,2972,386
Qatar2,057+2256+21501,9013741,81814,515
Dominican Republic1,956+12898+12361,8221474,542419
Greece1,832+7781+22691,4829028,5842,742
Colombia1,780+20150+41001,6307630,445598
South Africa1,749+6313+1951,641758,098980
Argentina1,715+8760+73381,3179611,778261
Iceland1,586+2465591,0211128,99184,957
Singapore1,481+10663771,0982965,00011,110
Algeria1,468+45193+201131,162463,35977
Ukraine1,462+14345+7281,389166,385146
Egypt1,450+12894+92761,08025,000244
Croatia1,282+6018+21671,0973512,3223,002
Morocco1,184+6490+10931,00115,437147
New Zealand1,160+541241918442,8268,881
Estonia1,149+4121+2691,0591223,54617,750
Iraq1,122+9165+137368426,331655
Slovenia1,059+3836+61029213029,45514,168
Moldova1,056+9122+340994805,1081,266
Hong Kong936+2142366961296,70912,900
Lithuania880+371588571127,80710,215
Belarus861+16113547943143,0004,551
Armenia853+20887758305,1401,735
Hungary817+7347+9716991723,7462,458
Bahrain811+555+1458348447,68428,023
Bosnia and Herzegovina764+9033+46866346,9112,106
Kuwait743+78110563723
Azerbaijan717+768+1446652353,3005,257
Diamond Princess712116198210
Kazakhstan697+356516401654,7672,917
Cameroon685+27960616
Tunisia623+2723+125575398,274700
North Macedonia599+2926+330543155,8792,822
Slovakia581+47213566317,6393,231
Bulgaria577+2823+1425122115,8992,288
Latvia548+62+116530522,57511,969
Lebanon548+719624672910,2211,497
Andorra545+2022+139484171,67321,653
Uzbekistan520+632304888
Cyprus494+299474381313,01710,781
Costa Rica483+16224457145,5251,085
Uruguay424+97+1150267145,7271,649
Afghanistan423+5614+318391
Cuba396+4611+227358157,054623
Burkina Faso384+2019+1127238
Albania383+622+113123072,753957
Taiwan376+356131040,7021,709
Oman371+402673023
Réunion358+9403184
Jordan353+46138209517,0001,666
Ivory Coast349+26341305
Channel Islands335+127342941,1576,655
Honduras305+722627710
Malta293+525288410,92324,738
Ghana287+735312512
San Marino279+234+2402051458617,270
Niger278+2511+1262414,199173
Mauritius268+247825334,9133,863
Palestine261+714221815,1402,968
Nigeria254+166+14420425,00024
Vietnam251+61231288106,3991,093
Montenegro241+82423572,0143,207
Senegal237+1121051301
Kyrgyzstan228+1243319159,6181,474
Georgia196+83+14614762,762692
Bolivia194+1114+32178359151
Sri Lanka185+76+14213753,248152
Faeroe Islands184+11206425,035103,043
DRC180+19189153
Kenya172+146715924,97392
Mayotte171+722214731,1004,032
Venezuela166+17659461,77963
Bangladesh164+4117+53311414,28926
Martinique152+14509820
Isle of Man150+111737661,66919,628
Guinea144+165139
Guadeloupe13973110114
Brunei1351854938,84520,218
Cambodia115+1585715,768345
Paraguay115+25159512,039286
Gibraltar113+460531,44042,741
Trinidad and Tobago107+28198878627
Rwanda10579880662
Djibouti909812,2292,256
Madagascar88+67816
Monaco79+214744
El Salvador78+945694
Liechtenstein78+11552290023,605
French Guiana77+534431
Guatemala77+73175731,13463
Aruba74+314609548,935
Togo65+7323391,617195
Barbados63+33+165445571,938
Jamaica63+43951540182
Mali56+951239
Ethiopia52+8244612,27120
Uganda52523,31072
French Polynesia47+5476942,471
Cayman Islands45+616384797,288
Congo455238
Macao4410341
Sint Maarten40+3613321122,612
Bermuda39217203064,913
Zambia39173161934
Bahamas336+15221
Guinea-Bissau33+1533
Guyana33+25+18204132168
Saint Martin3227236
Eritrea3131
Gabon30+61128
Benin261520
Haiti25+112425723
Tanzania241518
Myanmar221211,24623
Libya20+1111832647
Antigua and Barbuda19+41+118140408
Maldives19136
Syria192314
New Caledonia181172,3208,126
Angola17+12213
Equatorial Guinea16313854609
Namibia16313362142
Dominica151142934,070
Fiji15+115
Mongolia15411
Laos14+214765105
Liberia14338
Saint Lucia14113
Sudan14+22210
Curaçao13175
Grenada1212245400
Greenland1110175213,246
Saint Kitts and Nevis11+1111833,440
Seychelles1111
Zimbabwe11+12+1937125
Chad10+128
Eswatini1046
Mozambique101942414
Suriname1019
Montserrat9+391367,212
MS Zaandam927
Nepal9181,89065
CAR88
Malawi8+31+171
Somalia8+117
St. Vincent Grenadines8+11756505
Turks and Caicos817611,576
Belize7161268674
Cabo Verde7115
Vatican City77
Botswana6151,154491
Mauritania61236714
Nicaragua615
Sierra Leone66
St. Barth615
Bhutan5231,1661,511
Gambia4121
Sao Tome and Principe441987
Western Sahara44
Anguilla33
British Virgin Islands33
Burundi33
Caribbean Netherlands2210381
Falkland Islands22
Papua New Guinea22728
South Sudan2+12
Saint Pierre Miquelon11
Timor-Leste11
Total:1,430,919+84,91582,034+7,380301,9051,046,98047,913

April 6th 2020

Country,
Other
Total
Cases
New
Cases
Total
Deaths
New
Deaths
Total
Recovered
Active
Cases
Serious,
Critical
Total
Tests
Tests/
1M pop
World1,346,004+73,14274,654+5,229278,445992,90547,513
USA367,004+30,33110,871+1,25519,671336,4628,8791,914,5405,784
Spain136,675+5,02913,341+70040,43782,8976,931355,0007,593
Italy132,547+3,59916,523+63622,83793,1873,898721,73211,937
Germany103,375+3,2521,810+22628,70072,8654,895918,46010,962
France98,010+5,1718,911+83317,25071,8497,072224,2543,436
China81,708+393,331+277,0781,299265
Iran60,500+2,2743,739+13624,23632,5254,083186,0002,214
UK51,608+3,8025,373+43913546,1001,559252,9583,726
Turkey30,217+3,148649+751,32628,2421,415202,8452,405
Switzerland21,657+557765+508,05612,836391162,50018,776
Belgium20,814+1,1231,632+1853,98615,1961,25770,0006,040
Netherlands18,803+9521,867+10125016,6861,40986,5895,053
Canada16,667+1,155323+433,61612,728426330,9018,767
Austria12,297+246220+163,4638,614250111,29612,357
Brazil12,183+929564+7812711,49229654,824258
Portugal11,730+452311+1614011,279270110,00010,788
S. Korea10,284+47186+36,5983,50055461,2338,996
Israel8,904+47457+85858,262140109,72412,677
Sweden7,206+376477+762056,52459036,9003,654
Russia6,343+95447+24065,8908758,0005,194
Australia5,895+14545+82,4323,41896303,53611,903
Norway5,865+17876+5325,75783111,29920,530
Ireland5,364+370174+16255,16516530,2136,119
Czechia4,822+23578+111214,6238485,0147,939
Chile4,815+34437+37284,05032754,8642,870
India4,778+489136+183754,267140,293102
Denmark4,681+312187+81,3783,11614452,9369,139
Poland4,413+311107+131624,1445085,4672,258
Romania4,057+193176+254063,47517940,9872,131
Japan3,906+25292+75923,2226446,172365
Malaysia3,793+13162+11,2412,49010255,5661,717
Pakistan3,766+60953+62593,4541735,875162
Ecuador3,747+101191+111003,45615613,039739
Philippines3,660+414163+11733,424122,958210
Luxembourg2,843+3941+55002,3023324,29138,805
Saudi Arabia2,605+20338+45512,01641
Peru2,561+28092+99971,4728920,414619
Indonesia2,491+218209+111922,09011,46042
Thailand2,220+5126+37931,4012325,071359
Serbia2,200+29258+71182,0241018,552979
Finland2,176+249273001,8498132,8005,920
Mexico2,143+25394+156331,41629318,034140
Panama2,100+29955+9142,0318810,2972,386
UAE2,076+27711+11671,8981220,00022,244
Qatar1,832+22841311,6973738,10813,227
Dominican Republic1,828+8386+4331,7091474,542419
Greece1,755+2079+62691,4079026,1932,513
South Africa1,686+3112+1951,579758,098980
Argentina1,628+7453+73251,2509410,709237
Colombia1,579+9446+11881,4455027,685544
Iceland1,562+766+24601,0961127,88081,701
Algeria1,423+103173+21901,160463,35977
Singapore1,375+6663441,0252565,00011,110
Egypt1,322+14985+725997825,000244
Ukraine1,319+1138+1281,253165,864134
Croatia1,222+4016+11301,0763611,4642,793
Morocco1,120+9980+108195915,104138
Estonia1,108+1119+4621,0271421,86616,484
New Zealand1,106+671176929339,9188,278
Iraq1,031+7064+3344623
Slovenia1,021+2430+21028893028,25313,590
Moldova965+10119+43790980
Hong Kong915+2442166951296,70912,900
Lithuania843+3215+288201125,5999,403
Armenia833+118+162763304,9291,663
Bahrain756+564458294447,68428,023
Hungary744+1138+4676391722,2822,307
Diamond Princess712116198210
Belarus700+13813+5536341140,0004,233
Bosnia and Herzegovina674+2029+64759845,9341,809
Kuwait665+109110356120
Kazakhstan662+78646610165,093271
Cameroon658+8917632
Azerbaijan641+577445901145,0004,438
Tunisia596+22225569397,725654
North Macedonia570+1523+530517155,2912,540
Bulgaria549+1822+2394882615,8992,288
Latvia542+9116525521,45311,374
Lebanon541+1419+160462279,6531,414
Slovakia534+492+18524316,1912,966
Andorra525+2421+33147312
Costa Rica467+13218447145,3631,053
Cyprus465+199454111111,6649,661
Uzbekistan457+1152304258
Uruguay415+96123286145,3851,550
Albania377+1621+111624072,571893
Taiwan373+1055731137,2191,563
Afghanistan367+1811+418338
Burkina Faso364+1918+1108238
Cuba350+309+118323125,234462
Jordan349+46+1126217517,0001,666
Réunion349+5403094
Oman331+332612683
Channel Islands323+147+1272891,1576,655
Ivory Coast323+62341279
Honduras298+3022627010
San Marino277+1132352101458617,270
Palestine254+1712422912,7382,497
Niger253+6910262174,081169
Vietnam245+495150894,305969
Mauritius244+177723024,9133,863
Malta241+145236310,92324,738
Nigeria238+653519825,00024
Montenegro233+192123041,7222,742
Senegal226+42921321
Kyrgyzstan216+694+33317959,6181,474
Ghana2145311782
Georgia188+1423914762,762692
Bolivia183+2611+12170359151
Faeroe Islands183+21077614,934100,976
Sri Lanka178+253813553,248152
Venezuela165+67659361,77963
Mayotte164+1721514734791,756
DRC161+7185138
Kenya158+166+2414824,27780
Martinique151+24509720
Guadeloupe139+473110114
Isle of Man139+12155831,63819,263
Brunei1351825238,26118,883
Guinea128+75123
Bangladesh123+3512+3337813,61022
Cambodia114536115,768345
Paraguay113+95+2129681,877263
Gibraltar109+652571,38741,168
Rwanda105+14101
Trinidad and Tobago105+18+1196833595
Djibouti90+31981
Madagascar82+102806
Liechtenstein771552190023,605
Monaco77+414724
French Guiana72+434381
Aruba71+72699108,523
Guatemala703155231,13463
El Salvador69+74+15604
Barbados60+42+165245571,938
Jamaica59+13848540182
Togo58+14323321,467177
Uganda52523,16069
Mali47+25933
Congo455238
Ethiopia44+1243811,84316
Macao4410341
French Polynesia42+1426182,200
Bermuda39+22+217202984,785
Cayman Islands3911373655,554
Zambia39153361934
Sint Maarten37+126+21301052,449
Bahamas33+455231
Saint Martin3227236
Eritrea31+231
Guyana31+748198115146
Benin26+41+1520
Gabon24+31122
Haiti24+312324722
Tanzania24+21320
Myanmar22+11211,24623
Libya19+1111731245
Maldives19136
Syria192215
Guinea-Bissau1818
New Caledonia181172,1357,478
Angola16+22212
Equatorial Guinea16313854609
Namibia16313362142
Antigua and Barbuda1515140408
Dominica15+11142934,070
Mongolia15+1213
Fiji14+214
Liberia14+1338
Saint Lucia14113
Curaçao13+2157
Grenada1212245400
Laos12+11262185
Sudan12228
Greenland114771812,648
Seychelles11+111
Eswatini10+146
Mozambique101936312
Saint Kitts and Nevis10101492,801
Suriname1019
Zimbabwe10+11931621
Chad99
MS Zaandam927
Nepal9181,65657
CAR88
Turks and Caicos8+317611,576
Belize7+21+161268674
Cabo Verde7115
Somalia716
St. Vincent Grenadines716
Vatican City77
Botswana615966411
Mauritania61236714
Montserrat66
Nicaragua615
Sierra Leone66
St. Barth615
Bhutan523
Malawi5+151
Gambia4121
Sao Tome and Principe4+441987
Western Sahara44
Anguilla33
British Virgin Islands33
Burundi33
Caribbean Netherlands2210381
Falkland Islands22
Papua New Guinea2+12728
Saint Pierre Miquelon11
South Sudan11
Timor-Leste11
Total:1,346,004+73,14274,654+5,230278,445992,90547,513

April 5th 2020

Early on in this crisis we were able to swab people who died at home, and thus got a coronavirus reading. But those days are long gone. We simply don’t have the testing capacity for the large numbers dying at home. Now only those few who had a test confirmation *before* dying are marked as victims of coronavirus on their death certificate. This almost certainly means we are undercounting the total number of victims of this pandemic.”

Mark Levine, Chair of New York City Council health committee
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1mPP
USA333017+216609528+107617018306471862317512965291
SPAIN130854+468612518+571380808025668613550007593
ITALY128948+431615887+5252181591246397769146111436
GERMANY100009+39171575+13128700697343936918460010962
FRANCE92839+28868078+518161836857868382242543436
UK47806+59034934+6211354273715591955242880
TURKEY27069+3135574+7310422545313811814452214
HOLLAND17851+12241766+115250158351385754154401
CANADA15425+1513277+462847123014263179728425
S.KOREA1023781183664633591554612338996
ISRAEL843057949547779041399039410443
SWEDEN6830+387401+282056224541369003654
NORWAY5687+137711+93255848929715419528
AUSTRALIA568713735+5231533379129715411653
RUSSIA5389+65845+2355498986970004776
ICELAND1486+69404281054112539474416

Critical care facilities across European countries range from 6.6 in the UK to 34.9 in the USA and 36.2 in Germany. For comparison China has 3.6 and India has 2.3. The UK’s Nightingale Hospital would double its capacity to 10.3 ICU beds per 100,000 population.

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WALKING: MAP LOADS SLOW BUT CACHES AT THE SPEED OF THOUGHT

To walk step by step over a region of the geophysical landscape absorbs detail and scale in unparalleled detail. The act of walking contracts space and time. Miles consumed on foot, though it takes much longer than a car, train, or plane, distill into memory, and the space traversed becomes navigable, not slowly but at the speed of thought; the fastest speed you can imagine. I call this taking possession and none of the ‘faster’ modes of travel take ownership of space in this way.


“Walking between faraway places, arriving with a determination to play, until you must depart – sweet sorrow ! This living the glorious life – la bohème – of the noble Conquistador forging fresh paths along the road less traveled.”

Orson Welles

Nowadays, large geophysical spaces get made by machines that dwarf the dimensions of the little human bag of bones and meat. First glance can be daunting. But should it be? Distilled memory doesn’t waste time dwelling on past efforts. It doesn’t waste time on time, period. It can transcend both the grandest scales of the natural world and the most ambitious mechanical constructions of man.

Take the vast desert plain on the edge of Cairo from which rise the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Necropolis, and the Sphinx. Toil (and time) devoted to the simple physical discovery of these many miles of space contracts to a mere blink of “spent labour” the moment it’s done. By using your feet to make good the exploration, Giza is experienced as a wonder in three dimensions, full of life and sound and smell. Google Earth flyby can’t compete.

Time itself becomes an elastic concept once it’s distilled into memory. Ironically, this may be closer to the reality of our universe, despite our linear intuitions convincingly trying to frame the cause and effect of lived limbic experience as it’s happening. After your walk, space and the time collapse as fixed constants. Recalling past journeys, you can traverse the largest of spaces at whatever speed you like, in whichever order you prefer.

Psychogeography is a transformation of fixed space and linear time, into curved space and relative time. What a piece of work is a man!

Walking is the ultimate expression of freedom. It takes possession of space in the high resolution and lets you move through the experiential timeline with perfect but flexible fidelity.

Imagination can parse humble explorations on foot into a superhero virtual reality. It can leap buildings in a single bound! Points, no matter how far apart, get traversed as if by teleportation!

But there’s something more significant gained by walking. Taking possession means you need to explore the world’s geophysical spaces, not in cold isolation but connected, integrated into the psychogeography of the environment. Walking is the only way to achieve this authentically; one by one, your own footsteps.

Walking is also the ultimate babelfish of geography. It moves from unfamiliar terrain to new surroundings in actual time, travelling the void space of transitions connecting distinct ecosystems, nuance intact. Void becomes non-void as it fills the blank spaces with colour. The most profound form of taking possession is the placement of your experience of those living spaces on the robust foundations of completed map-space.

This is not all.

Unlike looking at the map or postcard – enjoying the conceit of ‘being there’ – or listening to anecdotes or even watching Google Street View, the walker gets to own the context too. The walker becomes the flaneur. He or she takes possession of genuine moments in time, the living performances that’s the true content of every passing instance. In short: the PEOPLE.

And these people hidden, frozen faces blurred by exposure of the Google car. Instead, the human and animal cast of characters move about their day (or night) kinetic energy in full flow. You and they exist in the space; living with it, through it, around it, in all the many-splendour’d beauty and banality of “being there”.

They say the journey is more important than the destination. If that’s true, it’s because of the people. Taking possession is book ended by arrival and departure, walking for a time in the life-space of fellow travellers (locals or transients) with whom – for a little while – we shared the road less travelled.


MA BOHEME

Je m’en allais, les poings dans mes poches crevées;
Mon paletot aussi devenait idéal;
J’allais sous le ciel, Muse ! et j’étais ton féal;
Oh ! là là ! que d’amours splendides j’ai rêvées!

Mon unique culotte avait un large trou.
– Petit-Poucet rêveur, j’égrenais dans ma course
Des rimes. Mon auberge était à la Grande Ourse.
– Mes étoiles au ciel avaient un doux frou-frou

Et je les écoutais, assis au bord des routes,
Ces bons soirs de septembre où je sentais des gouttes
De rosée à mon front, comme un vin de vigueur;

Où, rimant au milieu des ombres fantastiques,
Comme des lyres, je tirais les élastiques
De mes souliers blessés, un pied près de mon coeur!

Arthur Rimbaud, 1872

ENGLISH TRANSLATION

BEWARE! NOT ALL TRANSLATIONS ARE THE SAME.

I was going away, fists in my torn pockets;
Even my greatcoat was something imaginary.
I was walking under the sky, my Muse! And I was faithful to you;
Oh! La, la! What splendid loves I was dreaming of!

My only trousers had a terrible tear in them.
Like Petit-Poucet dreaming, I grinned and I rhymed
Along the way. My lodging was under the Great Bear,
My stars in the sky shook their soft, rustling frills.

And I listened to them, seated by the roadside,
Those good September evenings, and I felt the dew
Drops on my forehead like an invigorating wine;

Where, rhyming in among the supernatural shadows,
Like a lyre, I plucked at the strings,
Of my broken down shoes, one foot resting close to my heart!

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Conspiracy Theory and Nationalism – Mechanisms of Non-Conformist Conformity

It’s an interesting phenomenon: the conspiracy theory.

Interesting not because of the specific conspiracy – these have always existed, filling the unsettling gaps in knowledge of the world with comfortably inclusive explanation – but because of the influence this type of thinking now has on the real politics and real power structures defining society as a whole.

Social media has enabled two marginal minorities – the egocentric dumbass and the egomaniac troll – that’d previously been too fragmented to be heard, to coalesce into support groups of like-minded individuals that quickly grew in confidence, distilled their messaging and reasserted their opinions, amplified.

By working as a dunce confederation, the conspiracy theory and the mischievous trolling are propelled into the mainstream, given airtime in the media-feeds of all demographics. No longer marginal.

Conspiracy theory is the research and learning for lazy thinkers who don’t know how to study a subject, don’t care to be an apprentice but wants to claim expertise, having given in to the vanity of “knowing the answer”.

Vanity is a fragile thing and intellectual vanity – as opposed to trained intellect – is characterized by fear of contradiction and an avoidance of scientific method. It amounts to Dunning-Kruger certainty, more stubborn than susceptive, like a castle in the air without solid foundations. Any perceived challenge must be countered with defensive aggression for fear the hollow interior might be exposed.

Conspiracy theory advocates are forever talking about persecution. Playing the oppression card lets the ‘victim‘ occupy the moral higher ground (in their own mind) and, by fighting straw man principles like an attack one’s very freedom of self-expression, self-examination can be dodged indefinitely.

Victimhood is, ironically, built on real vulnerability – the fragility of the conspiracy theory if properly scrutinized, for instance – cleverly conflating the genuine weakness of substantiating detail and questions threatening to expose it into an aggressive resistance to anything remotely touching on subject.


The popularity of conspiracy theory in a society increases as its faith in authority and trust in political class goes down.” – Dharmapuri Thirumala Venkata Manoj Anantharam.

Conspiracy theory is an unexpected corollary of consumerism.” – Umberto Eco

Consumerism trains a population to parse the world in terms of sentiment, slogan and superstition. Consumer egoism – being at the eye of the goods and services storm – puts the individual consumer on a pedestal, the most important customer in the world, while at the same time conditioning a resistance to having that importance undermine. By facts, in particular.

“Consider the tagline about a washing powder brand that “gets your whites whiter than white”. We know this isn’t possible and anyone who’s used the product will know it does what any washing powder does: cleans. It doesn’t restore lost color. Whites don’t even get restored to their original whiteness. You’d have to be a moron to believe the tagline is truth. In a world where facts are as flexible as an advertising slogan, “I feel it is…” eclipses any other method for determining truth.

Conspiracy theory is consumerism of sociocultural and historical phenomenon. It’s worth noting that consumerism superseded religious doctrine as the best responsive, robust society and even the authoritarian world-view has had to include consumerism as its primary social modus operandi.

Conspiracy theory is a good fit with the information overload 21st century as the Ptolemaic egoism, where the universe revolves around the individual human being, informs the selection (and interpretation) of popular contemporary and past events that remain familiar to the collective unconscious.

Conspiracy theory goes a step further than material consumerism, which has to validate the Ptolemaic self-love relative to other human beings. Conspiracy theory feeds the ego with “knowledge” as the individual consumer consumes “I’m right where so many are wrong” exceptionalism. It’s a thrill and a prop.

BELIEF + “I am right” > FACT + “I don’t know”


In response to being asked many times about “flat Earth” and how it can be proven or disproven by a regular person without having to rely on “NASA says X” or “go circumnavigate the globe”, here’s a method any of us can do on our own.

  • Take a telescope.
  • Focus your telescope on the planet Jupiter (fake or real, doesn’t matter).
  • Make sure Jupiter is in sharp relief. Perfect picture of the planet.
  • Without any change to how the telescope is focused, swing it onto something on Earth like plane in the sky or the Moon.
  • If Jupiter is a similar distance away to, say, the Moon, then the Moon will stay sharply focused (or close to focused) in your telescope. Similar distance away.
  • If Jupiter is a lot further away, the Moon will not be in focus at all.

Want to check further? Bring a little mathematics to the party.

  • If you have time to check the telescope focus to distance ratio, you should be able to figure out how far away is Jupiter than the Moon.
  • You can repeat this process once focused on the Moon by focusing on a plane in the sky.
  • Since we know planes fly at 40,000 to 60,000 feet, this gives you enough info to work out how much further away is the Moon than the plane; and how much further away is Jupiter than the Moon.
  • If Jupiter and the Moon are on the sky (surface) of a dome that encloses a flat Earth, the distances will work out similar to one another.

Or, if you have someone you trust a few thousand (or more) miles away from your telescope location…

  • With Jupiter in the telescope focus, find someone a few timezones distant e.g. if you’re in Los Angeles, somebody in New York would be a good choice.
  • On a flat Earth, everyone should see Jupiter a certain angle and a measurable similar distance.
  • You can use this angle and distance to make a triangle with You, Your Friend and Jupiter at the three points.
  • If the Earth is flat, the triangle should be accurate. You should find its measurements using simple trigonometry match observation and the known distance between you and your friend in a straight line.
  • If the Earth is curved, the triangle won’t be accurate and you’ll find the measurements observed only work if you take the curve into account.

Jingoism and nationalist pride are crutches for paralyzed individualism.” – The Tin Horn Patriot

The real world metaphysics of “India” “France” “China” “America” “Britain” is way, way too complex to be subordinated to silly ‘better than’ or ‘richer than’ arguments.

If you define yourself by the mob fantasy of a nation-state or connect your self-worth to a presumed connection with the happenstance of arbitrary local history, you’re corroding what’s left of your individual personality (and birthright). You’re another degraded sucker at the table of life, toiling for entrenched power structures to whom your life means less than nothing.

Nationalism, at the top, is the plaything of billionaires and born aristocracies. Nationalism, at the bottom, is the reliable opiate of a billion self-deluded servants. Add pride to the mix and regular citizens turn into asses, braying about how much they love their country and would die for their flag. Meanwhile, languid ruling classes mock you behind your back and play dice over your abdicated future.

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UP TO 1/3 COVID-19 DEATHS FROM ONE CAUSE: THE CYTOKINE STORM

It’s jarring every time.

The sudden crash in patients with COVID-19


All over the world, seemingly mild cases of COVID-19 rapidly morph into severe cases that involve the lower lungs. In a third or more cases this may be attributed to “the cytokine storm.”

There are many variations on this cytokine storm phenomenon, and they go by many names: systemic inflammatory response syndrome, cytokine release syndrome, macrophage activation syndrome, hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis.

A cytokine storm is an overproduction of immune cells and their activating compounds—cytokines—which, in something like a flu infection, is often associated with a surge of activated immune cells into the lungs.

The resulting lung inflammation and fluid buildup can lead to respiratory distress and can be contaminated by a secondary bacterial pneumonia. This increases the risk of mortality in patients.

It’s not the most widely-understood phenomenon, but it occurs in several types of infections and autoimmune conditions. It appears to be particularly relevant in outbreaks of new flu variants. Cytokine storm is now seen as a likely major cause of mortality in the 1918-20 “Spanish flu”–which killed more than 50 million people worldwide and the H1N1 “swine flu” and H5N1 “bird flu” of recent years—and now COVID-19 coronavirus.

In these epidemics/pandemics, sometimes patients with least history of bad health were as likely to go critical as the highest risk category. For a while this was an inexplicable phenomenon as the former were often relatively young adults with seemingly strong immune reactions to the infection. Eventually doctors realized this strong immune system was, in fact, an explanation.

The surge in immune molecules – which happens most in young, strong immune systems – can result in the fatal shutdown of multiple organs.

Randy Cron, MD, an expert on cytokine storms at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, explains how cytokine storm syndrome may be at work in the current COVID-19 pandemic and how it can be detected and possibly treated. Here is an excerpt:

What host reaction do you think may be a cause of death in COVID-19 cases?

Dr. Cron: “From reading the literature primarily out of China, many of the severely ill coronavirus-infected patients appear to have clinical and laboratory features of a cytokine storm syndrome, or CSS, which is frequently fatal.

Are there treatments for CSS?

Dr. Cron: “Although we don’t know what specifically will benefit CSS associated with COVID-19, we have experience with treatments for other CSS cases. While we are attempting to develop vaccines for COVID-19 and are trialing novel or re-purposed anti-iral therapies for COVID-19, let us also not forget to treat the patient with all we have to offer to help save lives. We need to address the immediate needs for the significant numbers of patients becoming critically ill in the current pandemic. As rheumatologists, we have much to offer on the front lines of helping to recognize and treat these critically ill individuals with complications of hyper-inflammation.

Read the full interview here..

How to Spot Cytokine Storm

An elevated serum ferritin test—which is cheap, readily available and quick—is a good first step for screening for CSS. There are a variety of other tests that can then help confirm or deny the presence of a cytokine storm syndrome.

According to Dr. Cron, a patient battling a cytokine storm may have an abnormally fast heart rate, fever and a drop in blood pressure. Apart from a surge in interleukin-6, the body may also show high swirling levels of molecules called interleukin-1, interferon-gamma, C-reactive protein and tumor necrosis factor-alpha.

Dr. Cron told the NY Times that if this storm develops, it becomes obvious a few days into the infection. A patient battling a cytokine storm may have an abnormally fast heart rate, fever and a drop in blood pressure. Apart from a surge in interleukin-6, the body may also show high swirling levels of molecules called interleukin-1, interferon-gamma, C-reactive protein and tumor necrosis factor-alpha.

The sooner doctors spot and treat the condition, the better the chance of survival. Surprisingly—or not surprisingly—there’s a simple, rapid test called an elevated serum ferritin test (among other tests), which is a good first step to detect if a person has been hit by a cytokine storm.

Dr Cron: “Although we don’t know what specifically will benefit CSS associated with COVID-19, we have experience with treatments for other CSS cases.

Dr Cron: “There are both broadly immunosuppressive approaches, such as high-dose corticosteroids, and more novel targeted approaches that go after inflammatory cytokine proteins. These include the interleukins IL-1 and IL-6, and interferon-gamma.

Recent Data on Cytokine Storms in Coronavirus?

A recent pre-print study reviews the role of cytokines in SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Not all patients with COVID-19 develop the same symptoms, but the immunological determinants of a poor prognosis are unknown. In this pre-print article, Yang, Y et al. followed a cohort of 53 clinically moderate and severe patients; they conducted a multiplex screen for 48 cytokines and correlated these results with lab tests, clinical characteristics and viral loads. They found a marked increase of 14 cytokines in patients with COVID-19 compared with healthy controls.

Key Findings:

  • Many elevated cytokines with COVID-19 onset compared to healthy controls  (IFNy, IL-1Ra, IL-2Ra, IL-6, IL-10, IL-18, HGF, MCP-3, MIG, M-CSF, G-CSF, MIG-1a, and IP-10).
  • IP-10, IL-1Ra, and MCP-3 (esp. together) were associated with disease severity and fatal outcome.
  • IP-10 was correlated to patient viral load (r=0.3006, p=0.0075).
  • IP-10, IL-1Ra, and MCP-3 were correlated to loss of lung function (PaO2/FaO2 (arterial/atmospheric O2) and Murray Score (lung injury) with MCP-3 being the most correlated (r=0.4104 p<0.0001 and r=0.5107 p<0.0001 respectively).
  • Viral load (Lower Ct Value from qRT-PCR) was associated with upregulated IP-10 only (not IL-1Ra or MCP-3) and was mildly correlated with decreased lung function: PaO2/FaO2 (arterial/atmospheric O2) and Murray Score (lung injury).
  • Lymphopenia (decreased CD4 and CD8 T cells) and increased neutrophil correlated w/ severe patients.
  • Complications were associated with COVID severity (ARDS, hepatic insufficiency, renal insufficiency).

Importance: Outline of pathological time course (implicating innate immunity esp.) and identification key cytokines associated with disease severity and prognosis (+ comorbidities). Anti-IP-10 as a possible therapeutic intervention (ex: Eldelumab).


The question for COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine continues but in the meantime there are hundreds of thousands of cases to treat. Many of these cases will need intensive care and some will die. The cytokine storm may or may not be the reason for a patient deteriorating into a sudden crash but it is responsible for up to a third of healthy patient deaths and MUST be on every doctor’s checklist.

Make sure your physicians are mindful of CSS symptoms, testing and lines of defence against it. Cytokine storm hits fast and hard. Treatment must be aggressive; or risk of death is exponentially higher.

Covid-19 has no one all-embracing set of symptoms and treatments (yet). For now, thousands of lives will be saved if every doctor is kept informed of latest findings around the world where data on Covid-19 is gathered.

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DOES YOUR LOCAL HOSPITAL OR CRITICAL CARE FACILITY MEET THE BASELINE FOR COVID-19 TREATMENT?

Early on in this crisis we were able to swab people who died at home, and thus got a coronavirus reading. But those days are long gone. We simply don’t have the testing capacity for the large numbers dying at home. Now only those few who had a test confirmation *before* dying are marked as victims of coronavirus on their death certificate. This almost certainly means we are undercounting the total number of victims of this pandemic.”

Mark Levine, Chair of New York City Council health committee

Critical care facilities across European countries range from 6.6 beds per 100,000 citizens in the UK to 34.9 per 100,000 in the USA and 36.2 per 100,000 in Germany. By way of comparison China has 3.6 and India has 2.3.

NOTE: the UK’s new Nightingale Hospital in London doubles its critical care capacity from 6.6 to 10.3 beds per 100,000 population.

DOES YOUR HOSPITAL’S CRITICAL CARE MEASURE UP TO THE CORONAVIRUS BASELINE?

Coronavirus Cases – Deaths – Recovered – Active/Critical – Testing

Country,
Other
Total
Cases
New
Cases
Total
Deaths
New
Deaths
Total
Recovered
Active
Cases
Serious,
Critical
Total
Tests
Tests/
1M pop
World1,346,004+73,14274,654+5,229278,445992,90547,513
USA367,004+30,33110,871+1,25519,671336,4628,8791,914,5405,784
Spain136,675+5,02913,341+70040,43782,8976,931355,0007,593
Italy132,547+3,59916,523+63622,83793,1873,898721,73211,937
Germany103,375+3,2521,810+22628,70072,8654,895918,46010,962
France98,010+5,1718,911+83317,25071,8497,072224,2543,436
China81,708+393,331+277,0781,299265
Iran60,500+2,2743,739+13624,23632,5254,083186,0002,214
UK51,608+3,8025,373+43913546,1001,559252,9583,726
Turkey30,217+3,148649+751,32628,2421,415202,8452,405
Switzerland21,657+557765+508,05612,836391162,50018,776
Belgium20,814+1,1231,632+1853,98615,1961,25770,0006,040
Netherlands18,803+9521,867+10125016,6861,40986,5895,053
Canada16,667+1,155323+433,61612,728426330,9018,767
Austria12,297+246220+163,4638,614250111,29612,357
Brazil12,183+929564+7812711,49229654,824258
Portugal11,730+452311+1614011,279270110,00010,788
S. Korea10,284+47186+36,5983,50055461,2338,996
Israel8,904+47457+85858,262140109,72412,677
Sweden7,206+376477+762056,52459036,9003,654
Russia6,343+95447+24065,8908758,0005,194
Australia5,895+14545+82,4323,41896303,53611,903
Norway5,865+17876+5325,75783111,29920,530
Ireland5,364+370174+16255,16516530,2136,119
Czechia4,822+23578+111214,6238485,0147,939
Chile4,815+34437+37284,05032754,8642,870
India4,778+489136+183754,267140,293102
Denmark4,681+312187+81,3783,11614452,9369,139
Poland4,413+311107+131624,1445085,4672,258
Romania4,057+193176+254063,47517940,9872,131
Japan3,906+25292+75923,2226446,172365
Malaysia3,793+13162+11,2412,49010255,5661,717
Pakistan3,766+60953+62593,4541735,875162
Ecuador3,747+101191+111003,45615613,039739
Philippines3,660+414163+11733,424122,958210
Luxembourg2,843+3941+55002,3023324,29138,805
Saudi Arabia2,605+20338+45512,01641
Peru2,561+28092+99971,4728920,414619
Indonesia2,491+218209+111922,09011,46042
Thailand2,220+5126+37931,4012325,071359
Serbia2,200+29258+71182,0241018,552979
Finland2,176+249273001,8498132,8005,920
Mexico2,143+25394+156331,41629318,034140
Panama2,100+29955+9142,0318810,2972,386
UAE2,076+27711+11671,8981220,00022,244
Qatar1,832+22841311,6973738,10813,227
Dominican Republic1,828+8386+4331,7091474,542419
Greece1,755+2079+62691,4079026,1932,513
South Africa1,686+3112+1951,579758,098980
Argentina1,628+7453+73251,2509410,709237
Colombia1,579+9446+11881,4455027,685544
Iceland1,562+766+24601,0961127,88081,701
Algeria1,423+103173+21901,160463,35977
Singapore1,375+6663441,0252565,00011,110
Egypt1,322+14985+725997825,000244
Ukraine1,319+1138+1281,253165,864134
Croatia1,222+4016+11301,0763611,4642,793
Morocco1,120+9980+108195915,104138
Estonia1,108+1119+4621,0271421,86616,484
New Zealand1,106+671176929339,9188,278
Iraq1,031+7064+3344623
Slovenia1,021+2430+21028893028,25313,590
Moldova965+10119+43790980
Hong Kong915+2442166951296,70912,900
Lithuania843+3215+288201125,5999,403
Armenia833+118+162763304,9291,663
Bahrain756+564458294447,68428,023
Hungary744+1138+4676391722,2822,307
Diamond Princess712116198210
Belarus700+13813+5536341140,0004,233
Bosnia and Herzegovina674+2029+64759845,9341,809
Kuwait665+109110356120
Kazakhstan662+78646610165,093271
Cameroon658+8917632
Azerbaijan641+577445901145,0004,438
Tunisia596+22225569397,725654
North Macedonia570+1523+530517155,2912,540
Bulgaria549+1822+2394882615,8992,288
Latvia542+9116525521,45311,374
Lebanon541+1419+160462279,6531,414
Slovakia534+492+18524316,1912,966
Andorra525+2421+33147312
Costa Rica467+13218447145,3631,053
Cyprus465+199454111111,6649,661
Uzbekistan457+1152304258
Uruguay415+96123286145,3851,550
Albania377+1621+111624072,571893
Taiwan373+1055731137,2191,563
Afghanistan367+1811+418338
Burkina Faso364+1918+1108238
Cuba350+309+118323125,234462
Jordan349+46+1126217517,0001,666
Réunion349+5403094
Oman331+332612683
Channel Islands323+147+1272891,1576,655
Ivory Coast323+62341279
Honduras298+3022627010
San Marino277+1132352101458617,270
Palestine254+1712422912,7382,497
Niger253+6910262174,081169
Vietnam245+495150894,305969
Mauritius244+177723024,9133,863
Malta241+145236310,92324,738
Nigeria238+653519825,00024
Montenegro233+192123041,7222,742
Senegal226+42921321
Kyrgyzstan216+694+33317959,6181,474
Ghana2145311782
Georgia188+1423914762,762692
Bolivia183+2611+12170359151
Faeroe Islands183+21077614,934100,976
Sri Lanka178+253813553,248152
Venezuela165+67659361,77963
Mayotte164+1721514734791,756
DRC161+7185138
Kenya158+166+2414824,27780
Martinique151+24509720
Guadeloupe139+473110114
Isle of Man139+12155831,63819,263
Brunei1351825238,26118,883
Guinea128+75123
Bangladesh123+3512+3337813,61022
Cambodia114536115,768345
Paraguay113+95+2129681,877263
Gibraltar109+652571,38741,168
Rwanda105+14101
Trinidad and Tobago105+18+1196833595
Djibouti90+31981
Madagascar82+102806
Liechtenstein771552190023,605
Monaco77+414724
French Guiana72+434381
Aruba71+72699108,523
Guatemala703155231,13463
El Salvador69+74+15604
Barbados60+42+165245571,938
Jamaica59+13848540182
Togo58+14323321,467177
Uganda52523,16069
Mali47+25933
Congo455238
Ethiopia44+1243811,84316
Macao4410341
French Polynesia42+1426182,200
Bermuda39+22+217202984,785
Cayman Islands3911373655,554
Zambia39153361934
Sint Maarten37+126+21301052,449
Bahamas33+455231
Saint Martin3227236
Eritrea31+231
Guyana31+748198115146
Benin26+41+1520
Gabon24+31122
Haiti24+312324722
Tanzania24+21320
Myanmar22+11211,24623
Libya19+1111731245
Maldives19136
Syria192215
Guinea-Bissau1818
New Caledonia181172,1357,478
Angola16+22212
Equatorial Guinea16313854609
Namibia16313362142
Antigua and Barbuda1515140408
Dominica15+11142934,070
Mongolia15+1213
Fiji14+214
Liberia14+1338
Saint Lucia14113
Curaçao13+2157
Grenada1212245400
Laos12+11262185
Sudan12228
Greenland114771812,648
Seychelles11+111
Eswatini10+146
Mozambique101936312
Saint Kitts and Nevis10101492,801
Suriname1019
Zimbabwe10+11931621
Chad99
MS Zaandam927
Nepal9181,65657
CAR88
Turks and Caicos8+317611,576
Belize7+21+161268674
Cabo Verde7115
Somalia716
St. Vincent Grenadines716
Vatican City77
Botswana615966411
Mauritania61236714
Montserrat66
Nicaragua615
Sierra Leone66
St. Barth615
Bhutan523
Malawi5+151
Gambia4121
Sao Tome and Principe4+441987
Western Sahara44
Anguilla33
British Virgin Islands33
Burundi33
Caribbean Netherlands2210381
Falkland Islands22
Papua New Guinea2+12728
Saint Pierre Miquelon11
South Sudan11
Timor-Leste11
Total:1,346,004+73,14274,654+5,230278,445992,90547,513
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APRIL FOOL’S DAY 2020: WHY DO SOME SAY REMAINING IGNORANT BY RESISTING CHANGE “FEELS” BETTER THAN LEARNING EXPERTISE BY EMBRACING KNOWLEDGE?

What’s curious is that, in many cases, incompetence does not leave people disoriented, perplexed, or cautious. Instead, the incompetent are often blessed with an inappropriate confidence, buoyed by something that feels to them like knowledge.

DAVID DUNNING (Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1999)

Learning is time-consuming. It’s difficult to acquire Knowledge. Most knowledge isn’t necessary. People conflate equilibrium with status quo.

Learning upsets equilibrium in the short-term. Knowledge changes status quo permanently. Knowledge supersedes Ignorance. Ignorant is inferior state to Expert. People mistake Expertise with Elitism.

People defend autonomy and self-worth as essentials of life. Equality is an essential ideal. Elitism is an enemy of Equality. Ignorance and Knowledge can be tools of Elitism.

Equality misdirects rejection of Elitism into rejection of Expertise. Ignorance finds itself in harmony with equilibrium and status quo. This is a dangerous corollary!

Those who lack relevant knowledge look at what they don’t understand and imagine nefarious deeds.

AMY TEUTEUR (Push Back, 2016)

Asking yourself “How Wrong Am I?” is the best question you can ask yourself. At least once a day.

NOTES

Dunning-Kruger: about any opinion or conclusion you have, involving the behaviour or motivations of other people (or groups of people).

The answer must explain the behaviour or motivations, in such a way it’d be plausible for you or your in-group, e.g. if a few key external circumstances were different.

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CORONAVIRUS COVID-19: CONFUSING OBSERVATIONS FROM MID-MARCH 2020 – YOUR HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED

With Demand Soaring, Congress Weighs Adding $250 Billion in Small-Business Aid

The vast sums of money being passed out by Congress get often referred to as AID, as in the above article about the latest so-called small business relief. But it’s not aid, when it’s a loan not a gift, underwritten by gov’t but managed through the banks.

Isn’t this just government causing recession – by ordering lockdown (instead of spending money on test and trace, as has been so successful in South Korea) – then underwriting loans issued by banks, who then profit from interest in a hyper-invigorated demand.

What’s more isn’t the government using taxpayer revenue, to inject into the banks, to be loaned out to qualifying applicants? Doesn’t that mean bank’s profit all ways i.e. money from gov’t bailout swells coffers interest on loans unwritten by gov’t funds


It must be such a thrill to be living through these coronavirus days, with the shared enemy non-human and politically, the media-driven panic a protracted break in routine and an excuse for proactive hoarding of food and toiletries. Universal fear-mongering media clickbait feeds the public just enough useful facts to keep everyone unbalanced, needy and glued to their information streams. It’s a godsend for populations used to the past few years diet of unrewarding tribal bickering on social media and workaday toil. In a way, it’s the ultimate evolution of the reality show. The scenario combines urgency and sense of risk. It is involving everyone, it’s unpredictable yet constant, its presence excuses all forms of self-indulgence and it’s looking like there’s the promise of weeks – maybe months – of 24/7 episodes.

Julius T. Firefly (President of Freedonia)

Best of all, in this greatest of evolutions in the world-conquering reality show format, the interactive coronapanic reality show includes you. And everyone else in the audience too.

Evictions from the Coronavireality show happen daily but, at this stage [mid-March 2020] it’s only a tiny percentage (0.000139%) of the global population (audience). That said, everyone’s in the lottery whether they like it or not and who’d argue death counts aren’t compelling viewing?

“This corona reality show format’s got legs.”

Well.

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At the risk of pushing against the tide, and while 100% supporting the countries of the world focusing the appropriate expertise on efficient, coordinated response to the spread of coronavirus, a few things keep troubling me.

1

The most dangerous aspect of the novel coronavirus is the two weeks of asymptomatic carrying THE VIRUS WITHOUT KNOWING IT.

Once an individual has perceptible symptoms and presents at a hospital or medical facility, coronavirus tests happen and medical treatments can be set in motion etc.

But during the first few asymptomatic but infected weeks, the carrier is in contact with the world. Who knows how much infection has been spread? It seems crazy to leave this factor to play out, across the unknown numbers of carriers, spreading the coronavirus unwittingly. Recent efforts to limit large gatherings will reduce infection rates. Keeping public travel minimal and social distancing will help, sure. But why no attempt to cover the critical asymptomatic period? This is what sets coronavirus apart, from previous strains.

2

Media is driving much of the coronavirus narrative. The sheer volume of clickbait gossip interlarded with information (some relevant, some accurate, some misleading) is exponentially increasing fear – and panic – in the general public. Why doesn’t the government publish an advisory, for the media outlets, to ensure accurate key numbers are front and centre – with instructions of the day and latest objective developments in brief? This would leave the media free to otherwise fill their pages with bullshit but keep a handle on the facts for those who don’t spend their time in a fantasy reality show version of life.

The figures published are great for inspiring panic but terrible for giving a proper perspective on the spread of the coronavirus. I suspect the governments are using coercive tactics to keep the reported numbers of infected low e.g. limiting public testing, since each confirmed case must be reported and become amplified around the world. High numbers make for more panic. What’s more, none of the widespread publicized numbers showing country by country coronavirus spread give enough data to make for a useful context.

3

If the country of Bibble has a population of 100 million and reports 10,000 confirmed infected, 100 dead and 900 recovered, it will be placed accordingly in the “league table” of the coronavirus pandemic. But this gives no info about how widespread the virus is. Let’s say Bibble has only tested 20,000 people. 50% infection rate. That would be a nightmare situation for its citizens. Or what if Bibble has actually tested 50 million people and only found 10,000 infected? That would be a dream for the citizens and signify corona has had little impact on the country.

The regularly published infection numbers seem doubly designed to sensationalize by not differentiated (in any way) the severity of the infection – or its progression, over time, as it runs through the population.

Why no ongoing figure for numbers hospitalized and/or numbers in critical condition? Or numbers going into hospital versus numbers discharged? Or numbers falling critical versus numbers recovering back to the regular ward?

Consider this simple dynamic. Country A could show a panic-inducing 10000 infected versus Country B with a reassuringly low 500 infected. But if Country A has only 100 in hospital and 10 critical condition, where Country B has 300 hospitalized and 200 in serious danger, it’s Country A that’s on top of the coronavirus and citizens of Country B who should be panicking.

4

Coronavirus is transmitted through the air, by infected people breathing out and then other people coming into contact e.g. breathing it in, some of it landing on food or surfaces then being picked up by your fingers and getting into your body via the face next time you touch it.

Masks aren’t effective for keeping oneself free from risk of being infected with coronavirus.

They’re not airtight, they gather schmutz (virus positive) from the air around the edges of the mask, making it more likely to breathe in or transmit by touch when the mask is taken on/off or adjusted.

Why do they wear surgical masks in operating theatres? It’s not to keep germs off the medical staff, it’s to protect the patient from gems the staff breathe out into the sterilized closed environment. This is key.

Anyone wearing a mask for coronavirus is protecting not themselves but everyone else.

5

Those poor much-maligned Asians who wear masks in public aren’t disdainfully trying to keep your dirty germs out. They’re trying to save you from infections they might be breathing out. I’ve not seen this point made by any of our wonderful fear-porn clickbait media. Plenty of anti-China talk about disgusting wet market eating habits. Not a word on the good sense of trying to minimize chance of passing on the virus, particularly during that asymptomatic two weeks. The exponential spread of coronavirus in Europe and Asia feels a bit like karma.

Wouldn’t it be better to have everyone infected or close to those infected (and thus possibly infected but asymptomatic) wearing masks to prevent further spread? Short of testing whole populations (which isn’t being done) isn’t the widespread use of masks – for infected and potentially infected (asymptomatic) individuals – the only way to minimize the spread of the virus, especially between asymptomatic carriers? Complete quarantine isolation simply isn’t feasible for entire populations.

6

Why not use people who’ve recovered – once tested so we know they’re clean and have (antibodies immunity) – to fill gaps in key contact roles or support those who are?

Wouldn’t it be less disruptive to society, instead of shielding the elderly from exposure in all these ad hoc ways, to house them in safe surroundings?

Let the virus play out among people younger who’re not at more risk than regular flu. Release the high risk geriatrics soon as the coast is clear.

7

Here’s some hanging questions.
  • Does the virus need to mutate for people to catch it again, like a regular flu?
  • What are the reinfection rates?
  • IS there a credible, up-to-date summary list of worldwide antivirals in the pipeline, how far advanced each is, what results expected, what the medication hopes to achieve, etc?

With this continuous furore being driven by clickbait journalism from all sides of the media spectrum, so little concrete or consistent, useful information given airtime (e.g. from those with authority and/or expertise) it’s hardly surprising millions of mouth-breathing morons are daily ransacking supermarkets. Panic buying. Hoarding. Why the proles are obsessed with toilet paper, however, is anyone’s guess.


27-MARCH-2020

FINAL STAGE TRIALS FOR COVID-19 VACCINE

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